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McKinney-Vento Program

If you are experiencing housing instability you may qualify for additional services from Lake Oswego School District.

If you are living in any of the following situations:

  • Shared housing with other friends or families.
  • Runaway/homeless youth, and students who are not living with a parent or legally court-appointed guardian.
  • Temporary or transitional housing.
  • Emergency or domestic violence shelters.
  • Motels or hotels.
  • Campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes.
  • Substandard housing (homes without heat, water, or working appliances).
  • Cars, abandoned buildings, parks, the streets or other public spaces.

We may be able to help you:

  • Enroll in school.
  • Remain in your school if you move to another area.
  • With transportation to and from school.
  • Receive free or reduced cost school meals.
  • Social referrals.
  • Other services.

McKinney-Vento Liaison School Assignments

Our school LOSD social workers can help you. Please contact the social workers listed on this site. You can also connect with your student's school counselor for a referral. 

Social Workers

LOSD Central Office

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Danielle Barth
Social Worker - Lake Oswego Middle School

Kylie Goertz
Social Worker - Lakeridge Middle School

Kristin Guelsdorf
Social Worker - Hallinan, Palisades, River Grove, Westridge Elementary Schools

Claire Laansoo
Social Worker - Forest Hills, Lake Grove, Oak Creek Elementary Schools

Alena Lauritsen
Social Worker - Lakeridge High School

Sina Wibstad
Social Worker - Lake Oswego High School

More About McKinney-Vento

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
In the link above please find guidelines for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Law, IDEA Provisions for Homeless Children and Youth with Disabilities.

Oregon Department of Education - McKinney-Vento
The Oregon Department of Education has a page specifically for the McKinney-Vento Act. Please see the link above and follow it for Oregon-specific information and links to other resources.