Special Programs

1200 Vermont Ave., St. Cloud, FL. 34769

Phone: 407-870-4934 / Fax: 407-870-4935

Leslie Campbell

Director

Families in Transition

What is the Families in Transition Program?


The Families in Transition program identifies students experiencing homelessness and ensures academic success through maintaining school stability for those students that do not have a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The FIT program is in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Originally established in 1987, as amended, Title VII, Subtitle B; 42 U.S.C. 11431-11435 and reauthorized as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, this legislation requires that all children experiencing homelessness have the same rights to a free and appropriate public education as housed children. Therefore, barriers to their education such as enrollment documentation, transportation back to the school of origin, and school physicals must be removed (exempt for 30 days) in order to not delay enrollment.

Definition of Homeless:

Individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and nighttime residence, including shared housing, living in motels, hotels, trailer , parks, transitional shelters, or camping grounds.

Learn more about the Families in Transition Program by clicking to view the FIT Program Brochure below.


Click here to view the FIT Brochure
FIT Program Brochure

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