Homeless/Highly Mobile Services
    The Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act protects the rights of all homeless/highly mobile students. The act defines homeless children as youth between the ages of 2 to18 years old who lack a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence and may:

    • Live in a hotel or motel;
    • Live in a shelter/transitional housing program;
    • Sharing housing with another family due to loss of housing, stemming from financial hardship;
    • Live a trailer park or campsite due to the lack of adequate living accommodations;
    • Live in an abandoned building, parked car, or other facility not designed as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
    • Lives as a youth on their own due to abandonment or runaway status  

    Students are identified by the District liaison or through referrals made by District employees, community members, city agency employees or self-referrals. The administrator of Social Services oversees the immediate enrollment of these students in school, works with identified school staff to provide assistance to meet their academic and nonacademic needs and ensure that barriers to education are eliminated.


    Please contact Dorothy Watkins, WESD District Liaison, with any questions you may have at  602-347-2636 or 602-347-2603