Families in Transition

  • The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Title IX, Part A of ESSA) is the primary piece of federal legislation related to educating children and youth experiencing homelessness. Families in Transition (FIT) is a program that ensures children and youth experiencing homelessness are provided opportunities for the same high-quality, appropriate education as the general student population. Through collaboration with school personnel, local homeless shelters, and service providers, students experiencing homelessness become identified and immediately enrolled in school.

    The district FIT liaison, Ms. Jeanne Carroll, collaborates with each school building FIT liaison to remove barriers and help orchestrate services for each student.

    For further information, please contact:

    Caroline Neel

    Caroline Neel 
    Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Programs
    479.784.8182, Ext. 73542

    Jeanne Carroll

    Jeanne Carroll
    Families in Transition Liaison
    479.784.8182 ext. 73529