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Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110, Subtitle B) was enacted to make sure homeless youth have access to appropriate education while removing barriers that homeless children face.  The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Its goal is to minimize interruptions to the education of homeless youth.  The Wilkes-Barre Area School District is committed to working collaboratively with families and local agencies to support homeless youth in our school community.

District Contact Information

Dr. Rochelle Koury-Speier                                      Ms. Lynn Jarnot
Homeless Liaison                                                Assistant Liaison 
Wilkes-Barre Area School District                     Wilkes-Barre Area School District
730 S. Main Street                                               43 Abbott Street  
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711                                       Plains, PA, 18705
(570) 826-7111                                                     (570) 826-7111 x 3302
email: [email protected]                        email: [email protected]

Regional Contact Information

Jeff Zimmerman                                                    Andy Kuhl
Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18                              Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 
(570) 718-4613                                                      570-287-9681
email:[email protected]                             email: [email protected]