Information for Families
Aligned with the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Act, the primary goals of WCSD’s Children in Transition (CIT) Program are to:
1. Identify and enroll children and youth experiencing homelessness,
2. Support enrollment stability, and
3. Eliminate barriers that impact academic success
CIT Program objectives are:
Ensure WCSD personnel are aware of children experiencing homelessness and their needs.
Collaborate with agencies to locate children experiencing homelessness.
Help to facilitate school enrollment, provide transportation, nutrition, and health services.
Provide transportation to the student’s school of origin when it is deemed in the best interest of the student.
Coordinate services to meet the special needs of children who are experiencing homelessness.
Reduce and remove barriers to education so that students can achieve academic success.
The Children in Transition program collaborates with our community through generous donations to provide students with backpacks, school supplies, personal care items, shoes, clothing, and food.
The Every Student Succeeds Act provides all children and youth in foster care with core protections for school stability and school access through a statutory vehicle that is separate from the McKinney-Vento Act. Through the key foster care provisions under ESSA, the goals of the WCSD Foster Program are to:
1. Ensure educational stability
2. Minimize disruptions for children in foster care
3. Collaborate between state and local agenices, as well as child welfare agencies
4. Provide transportation to the student's school of origin when deemed in the best interest of the student
5. Ensure immediate enrollment in school