Guidance - Student & Family Support Resources

• AWARE Team •

Lenape's AWARE Team (Student Assistance Program), Tries at all times to from a respectful family/school partnership in order to work best together. The family and school share the common goal of supporting student success. The student assistance team provides the family with concrete information regarding observable student behavior in school. The team also offers help in identifying learning barriers and suggests resources and available options. If you would like more information on the AWARE team or know of a student that has undergone changes in their life and/or may be in need of additional assistance please contact the Lenape Guidance Department, include the student name, your name and the issue or resource the student is struggling with and we will be glad to help in any way possible. 724-763-7116 ext. 3304


The McKinney-Vento Definition of Homeless

Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines homeless as follows:

The term "homeless children and youths"-- means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes--

  1. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;*

  2. children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;

  3. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

  4. migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses 1 through 3.

*Per Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act, "awaiting foster care placement" was removed from the definition of homeless on December 10, 2016; the only exception to his removal is that "covered states" have until December 10, 2017 to remove "awaiting foster care placement" from their definition of homeless.

For more information you can click on National Center for Homeless Education to visit the website.

If you have any questions or concerns and would like to speak to someone at Lenape Tech please contact our Special Programs Coordinator at 724-763-7116 ext. 3320