Families Experiencing Homelessness

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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:

1. 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;

2. 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;

3. Students living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or trains stations, or similar settings; and

4. Migratory students who are living in circumstances described above.


Grundy County Homeless Liaisons:


Grundy County District Homeless Coordinator:                  Tonya Garner, Federal Programs Supervisor

                                                                                            (931)692-3467 tgarner@grundyk12.com

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


For more information please visit http://tn.gov/education/article/esea-title-ix