Families in Transition (Homeless)

All children have the right to a free, appropriate public education. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act of 2001, (Public Law 107-110): "Homeless children and youths mean individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." Homeless students have the right to enroll in school immediately. Parents can request continued enrollment in the school prior to becoming homeless or at the local school for the current residence. Each school has a contact person to assist with enrollment of homeless students. Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS) is committed to what is in the best interest of children who are in transition.

This may include:

  • Sharing housing with another person due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Living in motels, hotels, campgrounds, street, cars, abandoned buildings, or other public spaces
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Fosters youth in emergency shelters and/or awaiting foster care placement
  • Unaccompanied youth
  • Children of migratory workers living in any of the circumstances described above  

School Liaisons for Families in Transition

School
Liaison(s)
Pocomoke Elementary School  
Kathy Roberts, Registrar Robyn Donoway, School Counselor
Pocomoke Middle School
Dawn Payne, Registrar
Pocomoke High School
Mary K. Corbin, Registrar
Snow Hill Elementary School
LaVerne Cray, School Counselor
Snow Hill Middle School
Stacey Palmer, Registrar
Snow Hill High School
April Powell, Registrar
Cedar Chapel Special School
Tracy Fairman, Registrar
Berlin Intermediate School
Marlene Luckenbaugh, Registrar
Buckingham Elementary School
DeShawn Purnell, School Counselor
Showell Elementary School
Edward Reid, School Counselor
Ocean City Elementary School
Linda McGean, School Counselor
Stephen Decatur Middle School  
Stephanie Cress, School Counselor Cheryl Townsend, School Counselor
Stephen Decatur High School
Marquita Tindley, Registrar