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Homeless Education

Dear Parents/Guardians:

In compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as reauthorized in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Avonworth School District is attempting to identify all children within the district that may be experiencing homelessness.  

Homeless children and youth are defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.  This includes individuals:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;

  • Living in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or campground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations;

  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters;

  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations or similar settings;

  • Living in substandard housing (no running water, working utilities, infestations, etc.).

Children experiencing homelessness may qualify for assistance with free school lunch, school supplies/materials, tutoring, and transportation to remain in their school of origin throughout their homeless episode.  

Please contact my office if you believe your child(ren) may qualify for this service.

If your living situation changes during the school year and you and your children become homeless, please contact the school.  We will work with you so that your child(ren)’s education is disrupted as little as possible.


Jeffrey M. Hadley, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


Contact Information:

Donovan, Mrs. Cindy
Confidential Secretary to the Superintendent and Board Secretary
Office: 412-369-8738  ext. 1504

Bichsel, Dr. Jillian
Assistant Superintendent
Office: 412-369-8738  ext. 1501

Hadley, Dr. Jeff
Office: 412-369-8738