Homeless Education Project
The goal of the Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) Education Project for Students "in Transition" is to help students in temporary accommodations achieve academic success!
Quick Stats - Students served during 2012-13 as of April 30, 2013:
- 479 students certified in our program (approximately 260 families).
- 56 students are in the Englewood/El Jobean area.
- 298 students are in the Port Charlotte/Murdock area.
- 125 students are in the Punta Gorda/Deep Creek area.
- 104 students are unaccompanied youth.
Who is a homeless student?Homeless students are those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes:
- Students living in domestic violence shelters, teen parent shelters or runaway shelters
- Students on the street, abandoned buildings or vehicles
- Students living in public spaces: woods, parks or tents
- Students living in FEMA trailers, campgrounds or substandard housing due to lack of alternative accommodations
- Students living in low rent hotels/motels due to lack of alternative accommodations
- Students sharing the house, mobile home or apartment of other persons due to lack of alternative accommodations, dwelling eviction or hardship (Doubled-Up)
- Students not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, living in unstable or inadequate housing accommodations (Unaccompanied Youth)
- Students awaiting foster care placement
- Students abandoned in hospitals
- Migratory students who qualify as homeless because they are living in the circumstances described above.
- Student Residency Questionnaire En español
- Caregiver Authorization Form
- Appendix 35 - McKinney Vento School Placement Form
For more information please contact:
Sheila Lacrete, MSW
Homeless Youth & Family Liaison, at 941-255-7480 x 1.