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Students in Transition (SIT)


Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act10 defines “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

The term includes— 

  • Children and youths who are: 

    • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as “doubled-up”); 

    •  living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; 

    •  living in emergency or transitional shelters; or 

    • abandoned in hospitals; 

  •  Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; 

  •  Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and 

  •  Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in the circumstances described above.

The Churchill County School District provides homeless children with the opportunity to achieve the same high-quality academic standards by eliminating barriers to their education. The District Homeless Liaison with the Students in Transition program works closely with site liaisons (school counselors) at every school in the district to identify over 100 children yearly. Children living in motels, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, doubled up, or unaccompanied youth can receive assistance to remove barriers to school enrollment including transportation to the school of origin, assistance obtaining school records, birth certificates, and immunization records. Adequate basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing for homeless children are a concern for the Churchill County School District. The SIT program collaborates with our community through generous donations to provide the children with backpacks, school supplies, personal care items, shoes, clothing, and food. Enrichment activities such as field trips, sports, and musical instruments can be requested through the SIT program to help normalize the academic life of the homeless child.

If you need assistance please contact your school liaison.

Meet our SIT Coordinators

Carol Johnson
Students in Transition Coordinator
McKinney-Vento & Foster Care Liaison
Churchill County School District
Office (775)423-2181 ext 4151
Cell (775)426-9770

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