Support for Homeless Students at North Thurston High School

  • If, due to lack of housing, you must double-up with relatives or friends, live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or trailers, then according to the McKinney-Vento Act, your preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights such as immediate enrollment; priority in certain programs; free meals; transportation to/from school; and information regarding other free support programs.

    A student qualifies if they are presently living:

    • In a motel/hotel, campground, or similar situation due to lack of alternative, adequate housing;
    • In a shelter;
    • Sharing housing with relatives or others due to lack of housing;
    • At a train or bus station, park, or in a car;
    • In an abandoned building; or
    • Not living with a parent or guardian.

    Please contact Brenda McAferty, District Homeless Liaison, at 360-412-4902 or for further information and assistance.