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Education for Homeless or Foster Students

The Director of Student Services for Holliston Public Schools serves as both the District’s Homeless Education Liaison and the Foster Care Point of Contact.
 

Below is a short summary defining both Homeless and Foster Care students. Holliston Public Schools encourages community members to contact the Director of Student Services, Meg Camire at 508-429-0661 or camirem@holliston.k12.ma.us if you become aware of a potential homeless student or a potential student in foster care so that the school district can provide appropriate educational services. Holliston Public Schools appreciates the support in ensuring educational access for all students in our community.

Homelessness as defined in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act:
  • Anyone who lacks fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence; including children: sharing the housing of other due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters or abandoned in hospitals
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces… and migratory children living in any of the above.
Foster Care is defined by US Department of Education as a 24 hour substitute care for which the state’s child welfare agency (DCF in Massachusetts) is responsible.