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.
McKinney-Vento Defined . . .
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized by Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness.