Mercer Island School District supports students who are experiencing homelessness (as defined by Title X) and students who are in temporary foster care placement. This includes students living in shelter, transitional housing, temporary group homes, doubled-up with other families, moving from home to home, living unsheltered, living in a hotel or motel, or other temporary or inadequate nighttime accommodations due to financial or catastrophic circumstances (including domestic violence & fire).
The District supports McKinney-Vento qualified students living with their families and students living on their own as unaccompanied youth (that is students living without the physical or financial support of their guardians or parents).
To access McKinney-Vento Services, students or guardians (or adults caring for unaccompanied youth) can speak with the School Counselor or the Registrar at any Mercer Island Public School, or they can call the District’s McKinney-Vento Liason at (206) 236-3445.
If a parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth requests enrollment that the Mercer Island School District believes is not in the best interest of the student or there is a disupte over whether a student will receive transportation to the school he/she has request, enrollment and transportation dispute resolution information is available here.
By self-identifying McKinney-Vento status, students get the support they need to stay in school!
Executive Director, Learning and Technology Services
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Program Manager, Homeless Children and Youth