The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures the rights and protections for students experiencing homelessness. It requires that all homeless children have access to a free, appropriate public education. The legislation provides for:
Identification and enrollment of homeless children and youth
Ensuring access to school and appropriate services
Supporting educational stability and reducing transfers between schools
Maple Run Unified School District (MRUSD) is committed to supporting all of our families. If your family is experiencing homelessness or you want to refer a student who may be experiencing homelessness, please contact a school staff member or the MRUSD Homeless Liaison for support.
MRUSD Homeless Liaison
Home and School Coordinators are available at each school to help our families experiencing homelessness.
Families may also contact guidance counselors or any faculty or staff member with whom they feel comfortable.
Saint Albans City School: Amanda Smullen & Matthew Allen at (802) 527-0565
Saint Albans Town Educational Center: Erica DeBellis at (802) 527-7191 x682
Fairfield Center School: Kate Howrigan at (802) 752-2682
Bellows Free Academy: Ashley Olio at (802) 527-6569
Northwest Career & Technical Center: Susan Bosland (802) 527-6512