Homeless student procedures
Each year, we work with approximately 50 students who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Under the Pennsylvania Education for Homeless Children and Youth State Plan, homeless children are defined as:
- Children living with a parent in a domestic violence shelter
- Runaway children and children and youth who have been abandoned or forced out of their home by parents or other caretakers
- School-aged parents living in houses for school-aged parents if they have no other available living accommodations
The McKinney-Vento Act states that it is the policy of Congress that state educational agencies shall ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education--including a public preschool education--as provided to other children and youths.
If you meet the above criteria in the McKinney-Vento Act or if you are at risk of becoming homeless in the immediate future, please contact the Pupil Services Department at 610-779-0700 or email a member of our Pupil Services team below for help and assistance.