Additional Support for Families

Additional Support for Families

Additional Support for Families


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was created to aid homeless persons. The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

For important information regarding Pennsylvania’s Homeless Children’s Initiative (McKinney-Vento Act) view the Homeless Poster Youth English.pdf

Flowchart for McKinney-Vento Eligibility Determinations


If you believe you may be eligible for services, please contact the Pottstown School District Homeless Liaison or your school counselor to find out what services and supports may be available.

The Pottstown School District Homeless Liaison is Christine Sellers who can be reached at [email protected]

Link to Policy 251 Homeless Students

251 policy BoardDocs® Pro.pdf

Policy 255 Education Stability for Children in Foster Care

255 policy BoardDocs® Pro.pdf

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 

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