CHURCHILL COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Definition of Homeless
Based on the McKinney-Vento Act, the term "homeless individual" includes:
The Churchill County School District provides homeless children the opportunity to achieve the same high quality academic standards by eliminating barriers to their education. The District Homeless Liaison with the Students in Transition program works closely with site liaisons (school counselor) at every school in the district to identify over 100 children yearly. Children living in motels, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, doubled up, or an unaccompanied youth can receive assistance to remove barriers to school enrollment including: transportation to school of origin, assistance obtaining school records, birth certificate and immunization records. Our liaisons will also direct you to our FRIENDS/Family Resource Center who can assist with information and referrals to other community resources. Adequate basic needs of food, shelter and clothing for homeless children are a concern for Churchill County School District. The SIT program collaborates with our community through generous donations to provide the children with backpacks, school supplies, personal care items, shoes, clothing, and food. Enrichment activities such as field trips, sports, and musical instruments can be requested through the SIT program to help normalize the academic life of the homeless child.
If you need assistance please contact your school liaison.
District Transition Program Coordinator
Sara Peixoto, Students in Transition Coordinator
Federal Programs Office
690 S. Maine Street
Local SIT Liaisons:
E. C. Best Elementary School
Patty Daum, Counselor
750 E. Williams Ave.
Lahontan Elementary School
MerryKay Kennedy, Counselor
1099 Merton Dr.
Northside Elementary School
Teri Camacho, Secretary II/SIT Liaison
340 Venturacci Lane
Numa Elementary School
Noreen Swenson, Counselor
601 Discovery Way
Churchill County Middle School
Amanda Lister, Counselor
650 S. Maine St.
Churchill Co. High School
Autumn Lucero, Counselor (Students A-Harn)
Robin Wood, Counselor (Students Haro-0)
Theresa Gehman, Counselor (Students P-Z)
For more information, please contact:
1222 S. Taylor, Fallon, NV 89406
423-2181 ext. 265