The Grundy County Board of Education is committed to educating youth experiencing homelessness and will serve each student according to the student’s best interest. A homeless student shall have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youths.
Students experiencing homelessness are individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Homeless students include:
Students sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; students living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; students living in emergency or transitional shelters; or students abandoned in hospitals;
Students who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings;
Students living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or trains stations, or similar settings; and
Migratory students who are living in circumstances described above.
Grundy County Homeless Liaisons:
Grundy County District Homeless Coordinator: Tonya Garner, Federal Programs Supervisor
Coalmont Elementary School ENABLE Liaison: Natasha Clark
North Elementary School ENABLE Liaison: Jennifer Partin
Palmer Elementary School ENABLE Liaison: Angie Mitchell
Pelham Elementary School ENABLE Liaison: Holly Bryan
Swiss Memorial Elementary School ENABLE Liaison: Shannon Crabtree
Tracy City Elementary School ENABLE Liaison: Liz Grudger
Grundy County High School ENABLE Liaison: Tabitha Sherrill