Additional Support for Families

Additional Support for Families

Additional Support for Families

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The goal of the program is to ensure homeless children and youth are provided with a free and appropriate public education on an equal basis with other children. The intention is to remove and/or ease the barriers to enrollment and educational success for homeless children.

 

The following link provides information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education regarding the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

 

The following link contains the Most Commonly Asked Questions as they relate to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act. This was developed by the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.

 

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

 

Foster Care

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) protects students in foster care. Research shows that children who change schools frequently make less academic progress than their peers and fall further behind with each school change, leading to low test scores, negative academic outcomes, and high drop-out rates. Additionally, instability makes it difficult for children to develop supportive relationships with teachers or peers.

 

The Pottstown School District works with children and youth agencies, foster care agencies and school districts to ensure that students in foster care remain in their school of origin, unless it is not in their best interest.

 

Community Resource Links

 

To apply for Medical Assistance, SNAP, or other benefits from the Department of Human Services

 

 
Online COMPASS application
 

Printable LIHEAP application

 
Social Security Administration
View text-based website