Homeless Education Program

Welcome to the Homeless Education Program!

The right to public school enrollment by homeless children and youth is ensured under NCLB Title X and ORS 399.115(7), which requires school districts to ensure that young people in homeless situations have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education.


Amy Souza
Community Liaison
Phone: 541-259-8907
Cell: (541) 405-6617
Email: Send Email

Yesenia Salinas
Community Liaison
Phone: 541-259-8907
Cell: (541) 405-6347
Email: Send Email

Jennifer Meckley
Director of Human Resources and Community Relations
Phone: 541-259-8908, ext. 1158
Email: Send Email

Who is Eligible

There are approximately 150 students in the Lebanon Community School District who are homeless and receive services to help them stay in school and succeed. A student and/or their family are considered homeless if they are in any one of or a combination of the following living situations:

  • Living with relatives or friends (including non-custodial grandparents);
  • Living in a shelter, motel/hotel, vehicle or campground;
  • Living on the streets, in a park, public spaces, abandoned buildings, and bus or train station;
  • Abandoned in a hospital; and/or
  • Awaiting foster care placement.

What the Program Provides

The Homeless Education Program works with students and/or their family to eliminate the barriers related to school attendance and academic success. The program can provide any combination or all of the following:

  • School fees;
  • Assistance with school enrollment;
  • Free meals program;
  • School clothes and/or supplies;
  • Information and/or assistance with transportation;
  • Tutoring; and/or
  • Referrals to numerous community resources.


Please print, complete and return the Confidential Intake Form to Roseanne Hartness or your schools secretary, or complete the online fillable form below and submit by email. For a hard copy of the referral form, questions or assistance with completing referrals, please contact Roseanne Hartness.

* All information provided by you is kept confidential.