School District of Lancaster - Families in Transition

School District of Lancaster - Families in Transition


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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ServiceIdentify homeless students within the School District of Lancaster and to ensure that identified students are enrolled in school, their educational needs are assured, and disruptions in their attendance and academic program are minimized. A Task Force, comprised of representatives of numerous social service agencies advises the project. Efforts to assist homeless students have included:
- Policy changes permitting the admission of homeless students whose immunizations have been started, but not completed, or whose school records are incomplete.
- A small fund to purchase bus passes for a temporary period to facilitate the attendance of "sheltered" students. HSP workers also use the fund to purchase school uniforms and supplies for students for whom lack of these items is a barrier to their enrollment and attendance
- Referrals to after-school tutor and mentor programs
- Ongoing inservice program for teachers and service staff to increase their awareness of homelessness issues and their knowledge of how to work with homeless students in classes
- School nurses check medical records of identified homeless students and provide vision, hearing, and dental screenings as needed
- Homeless Education Site Coordinator is available to provide consultation to Lancaster County schools and parents regarding the educational rights of homeless children
LocationLancaster
Geographical AreaLancaster; Lancaster City
Intake ProcedureTelephone to schedule appointment
 
Client Information
Target PopulationHomeless
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityHomeless students in the School District of Lancaster
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Jasmyne King-Smith
Contact's Position Site Coordinator
Contact's Phone 717-396-6829
Contact's Email jskingsmith@lancaster.k12.pa.us
Physical Site Address 1 251 South Prince Street, 3rd Floor
Physical Site Address 2 Carter & MacRae School
Physical Site City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17603
Main Phone 717-299-2700 Welcome Center
717-735-6689
Other Phone 717-291-6290 Becky Ortega-Lyda, Site Coordinator
Fax 717-735-1497
Service Location Email jskingsmith@lancaster.k12.pa.us
Web Address www.lancaster.k12.pa.us
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: School District of Lancaster
Affiliated Program: School District of Lancaster - Families in Transition
This Service: School District of Lancaster - Families in Transition
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Evacuees (YX-1900)
Homeless School Transition Programs (HH-3000)