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Mahanoy Area

Homeless Student Resources

The Mahanoy Area School District believes that homeless youth should have access to free and appropriate public education and wishes to limit the barriers that homeless students may face. Our goal is to have the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while children are in homeless situations. Homeless children and youth means individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youth who are: 

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

2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations;

3. Living in an emergency, transitional or domestic violence shelters;

4. Abandoned in hospitals. 

5. Living in a public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings. 
6. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings. 

7. Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above;

8. School-aged parents living in houses for school-aged parents if they have no other living accommodations;

9.  Unaccompanied youth which means a homeless child or youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.  This includes youth who have run away from home; been abandoned or forced out of home by a parent, guardian, or other caretaker; or separated from a parent or guardian for any other reason.

Should you have any questions, you can contact the MASD Homeless Liaison, Mrs. Andrea Caulfield at or 570-773-3443 x 4165. 

Pennsylvania Department of Education - Homeless Education 

Basic Education Circular for Education for Homeless Youth

211 of Schuylkill County

2018 Resource Guide
Schuylkill Community Action Resources

Basic Education Circular for Education for Homeless Youth

Homeless Procedural Safeguards

Enrollment Dispute Letter
Mahanoy Area School District - Homeless Students - Policy 251
Mahanoy Area School District - Enrollment in District - Policy 200 
Mahanoy Area School District - Special Education - Policy 113 
Mahanoy Area: Bear Pride