Connellsville Area School District/Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center
McKinney-Vento/Homeless Liaison Information
In compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as reauthorized in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Connellsville Area School District and Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center are attempting to identify all children within the district that may be experiencing homelessness.
The term homeless children and youth is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes individuals:
Children who are experiencing homelessness may qualify for assistance with free school lunch, school supplies/materials, tutoring and transportation so that they can remain in their school of origin throughout the duration of their homeless episode.
If you believe your child(ren) may qualify for this service, please contact my office. Go to the following link for a general guide:
If your living situation changes during the school year, and you and your children become homeless, please be sure to contact the school. We will work with you so that your child(ren)’s education is disrupted as little as possible.
Dr. Jeffrey McWilliams
CASD/CACTC Homeless Liaison