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Homeless Assistance

Homeless Education

The Education for Homeless Children and Youth is authorized under Title IX-A of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). This is also known as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  This act is designed to address the problems that children and youth in transition face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. 
 

It is the policy of Laramie County School District No. 2 (LCSD#2) to view children and youth as individuals. Therefore, we will not refer to children as homeless; we will instead use the term “children and youths in transition.”  
 

We are here to help!

Many families in transition don’t always know what resources and services are available to them, they don’t know what rights and protections their children have in school, and they don’t know where to go for help. If you are currently in transition and do not have stable or adequate housing, your first step is to contact:
 

Nancy Malcolm
LCSD#2 Homeless Liaison
Director of Special Services
Phone: (307) 245-4050
Email: nancy.malcolm@laramie2.org
 

If you need additional assistance or guidance, please contact the Wyoming Department of Education, Homeless Education Coordinator:
 

Shannon Cranmore
Homeless Education Wyoming Department of Education
Phone: 307-777-3672
Email: shannon.cranmore@wyo.gov
 

Rights

Under federal law, children and youths in transition must have access to appropriate public education, including preschool education when applicable, must be able to fully participate in school and extracurricular activities, and must have access to educational, transportation and other services that they need to assist them in meeting the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. Our schools will ensure that children and youths in transition are not stigmatized or segregated and are free from discrimination and harassment. 
 

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Laramie County School District No.2 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its education programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be referred to Nancy Malcolm, Director of Special Services, P.O. Box 489, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082, 307-245-4050. Inquiries related to any civil rights concern may also be addressed to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80294.

 

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