How to Best Meet the Needs of Homeless Students with ARP Funds

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How to Best Meet the Needs of Homeless Students with ARP Funds

Karen Barber, Superintendent of Schools, Santa Rosa County Public Schools, FL

barberk@santarosa.k12.fl.us

Marilyn King, Deputy Superintendent Instruction, Bozeman Public Schools, MT

marilyn.king@bsd7.org

Patricia Julianelle, Senior Strategist for Program Advancement and Legal Affairs, SchoolHouse Connection

patricia@schoolhouseconnection.org

The upheaval of the pandemic has been devastating for students experiencing homelessness. Many have simply disappeared from school, while others have struggled to attend and achieve academically. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) creates a unique opportunity for school districts to reframe and refresh their services for students experiencing homelessness, from identification to attendance to success. For the first time in the history of the McKinney-Vento program, local educational agencies will have significant new funding and be able to engage in creative, big-picture thinking to support children and youth experiencing homelessness and their families. In this webinar, two superintendents will share their bold ideas for how to use ESSER funds and targeted ARP-Homeless Children and Youth funds to assess and meet both immediate and long-term needs.

Join us on May 20 at 3:00 PM EST. Click here to register for this webinar.