The School Board of Wakulla County is committed to providing children and youth with the services needed to ensure their success in school.
Homeless Education refers to those children and youth who are experiencing transitions in their home life. The purpose of this program is to offer the educational support needed to ensure academic success. Research proves that, regardless of the cause of homelessness, all homeless students benefit from continuity in their education. Therefore, in order to maximize their potential, the Homeless Education Program of Wakulla County Schools seeks to assist in removing barriers that impede their educational success by offering the needed educational services to the extent feasible.
Note: All such efforts are grounded in sensitivity and respect in order to keep the
academic well-being and best interest of the student in the forefront.
~ Best Practices In Homeless Education
The goals of the Homeless Education Program are to:
- Identify all preschool (3 & 4 yrs. old) & school-aged students who are homeless or in transition.
- Assist with school enrollment & transportation to school.
- Remove barriers to their education.
- Provide supplemental academic assistance (tutors).
- Facilitate the student's ability to maintain a stable educational environment.
- Make referrals for health & other services as needed by each child and family.
Educate district staff and the community about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and services provided by the WCSB Homeless Education Program.