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Freedom Area School District


Families in Crisis

If you are currently in a homeless situation or feel you will be in a Homeless situation, please call  Isaac Tarbell Director of Student Services 724-775-5464 Ext. 125 or email [email protected]

Freedom Area School District’s goal is to reduce barriers to school enrollment and achievement so that students from families who are experiencing homelessness have an equal opportunity to succeed in school.

Services include but are not limited to advocacy, transportation, school supplies, and local resources.

Did you know that:
Homeless children and youths must have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschool education, as provided for other children and youths?
Any requirements in laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the identification, enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youths must be eliminated?

Definition of Homelessness  according to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Act Main Themes:  
School Stability
Immediate Enrollment
Support for Academic Success
Child-Centered, Best Interest Decision Making
provides valuable information for families who may need assistance in a variety of areas, ie., housing, paying bills, food pantries, Mental Health resources, affordable internet.
Thank you,
Isaac Tarbell
Director of Student Services
Freedom Area School District
1702 School Street
Freedom, PA 15042
724-775-5464 Ext. 125