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Lebanon Oregon District Office

Homeless Education Program

Welcome to the Homeless Education Program!

The right to public school enrollment by homeless children and youth is ensured under NCLB Title X and ORS 399.115(7), which requires school districts to ensure that young people in homeless situations have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education.

Contact:

Roseanne Hartness
Student Achievement Team
Phone: 541.259.8907
Phone: 541.405.5000

who is eligible

There are approximately 150 students in the Lebanon Community School District who are homeless and receive services to help them stay in school and succeed. A student and/or their family are considered homeless if they are living:

  • With relatives or friends (including non-custodial grandparents);
  • In a motel/hotel, RV/trailer park or campground;
  • In an emergency or transitional shelter;
  • Abandoned in a hospital;
  • Awaiting foster care placement; and/or
  • In cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations.
what the program provides

The Homeless Program works with students and/or their families to eliminate the barriers related to school attendance and academic success. The program can provide:

    • School fees;
    • Assistance in school enrollment;
    • Free lunch programs;
    • School supplies;
    • School clothes;
    • Information and/or help with transportation;
    • Tutoring; and/or
    • Referrals to numerous community resources.
referral

Call 541.259.8907 for a referral form or print the referral form provided below. Please do not hestitate to call if you need assistance or have questions.

*** All information provided by you, is kept confidential.