Orting School District

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  • McKinney-Vento

    The Special Services and Intervention staff support school staff to assist homeless children and youth to enroll and succeed in school.  The McKinney-Vento Act is federal legislation that has been in effect since 1987 to support children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act defines ‘homeless children and youth’ as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. For additional information, please see the Homeless Student Rights.

    We may be able to help if you or your family live in any of the following situations:

    • Living with a friend, relative, or someone else
    • Staying in a motel or hotel
    • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter
    • Staying in sub-standard housing
    • Living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building, or a bus/train station
    • Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
    • Abandoned in a hospital
    • Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter


  • Homeless Liaison
    Katrina Mang
    Executive Assistant of Student Support Services
    Phone:  (360) 893-6500 x4034
    Fax:  (360) 893-4367