Special Programs

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

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

Leslie Campbell


Families in Transition

Families in Transition Program Logo
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.

Mission of the Families in Transition Program

The mission of the FIT program is to identify students in transition; remove systemic barriers to their education, including school enrollment, transportation, and reassignment; and provide linkages to appropriate community resources, while maintaining school as the students’ stable environment.

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.

Program Focus:

Image of a flowchart depicting the FIT program's focus

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

English Brochure 19-20
Spanish Brochure 19-20
  Click on the images above to open the McKinney-Vento Brochure in either English or Spanish.
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