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Mickinney-Vento

Families under the McKinney-Vento Act are in transition due to life experiences and lacking a FIXED, REGULAR, ADEQUATE residence. 

  • 4% of the total student population in the TFSD are identified as homeless. The national average = 10%.
  • This is an increase of 50% more students identified in the past 5 years.
  • 64% of students in TFSD qualify for free/reduced lunch.
  • May of 2016 TFSD identified 527 children as homeless and 434 were enrolled in school.
    • 77% lived “doubled up”
    • 11% lived in motels
    • 10% lived at a shelter
    • 2% lived in a camp trailer/motor home/car

The TFSD reduces barriers by providing a safe and stable school environment.  We can assist with:

  • Immediate enrollment
  • Free lunch/ backpack program/school food pantries
  • School supplies/fees
  • transportation
  • Tutoring
  • Hygiene supplies, clothing, shoes, and coats
  • Referrals to community agencies for other identified needs besides housing issues. But Twin Falls does lack affordable housing and transportation to assist these families in a timely manner.