Housing Difficulty and/or Foster Parents

For More Information Contact


Conway School's McKinney-Vento and Foster Parent Liaison:  
Sallie Miller (click to email) or call 360-445-5785 Ext. 2214

For medical information and questions contact our school nurse: 
 Monica Cook (click to email) or call 360-445-5785 Ext. 1115

Determining Eligibility is a case by case determination and is based on an individuals lack of a regular, fixed, and adequate nighttime residence:

Such as:  

Living with other people (doubled up) due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reasons

Living in a motel, hotel, campground due to lack of adequate alternatives

Living in a shelter, car, park, bus station or public space

If you believe you, or your child(ren), may be eligible please contact our Homeless Liaison listed above.

Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the McKinney Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act.

These rights and protections include:

  • Free school meals:  Students are automatically qualified for free meals if they are served through assistant programs such as Medicaid, TANF, McKinney Vento, and Basic Food Benefits.  No paperwork is required.
  • Immediate enrollment in school even if lacking documents normally required
  • Attend the school of origin (last school enrolled or attended when there was permanent housing)
  • Transportation to and from school
  • Free and appropriate educational services

For additional help, please connect with one of our local resources.

Resources (housing, health care, food, etc.)

More local resources on our resources page

Community resources in Mt. Vernon and Skagit County (listed at the bottom of the Mt. Vernon School District page.

If the district determines someone is ineligible, we will provide you with a copy of the determination in writing and the dispute resolution process.

For any parent/guardian that disagrees with a decision, they may appeal by completing the following Dispute Resolution Form.

Dispute Resolution Process Information from OSPI 
Dispute Resolution Packet and Forms

Información del proceso de resolución de disputas  

Paquete y formularios de resolución de disputas

School District Policy: Homeless Students

State Resources and Information

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