The Everett Public Schools Kids in Transition (KIT) program implements the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act and the Foster Education Program.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act of 1987 provides support for homeless children and youth to continue their education without interruption or barriers. The definition for McKinney-Vento support is far more inclusive than what most people think when they think of "homeless." Please review this information to understand more.
If your family is homeless, or if you are in a temporary living situation due to economic circumstances, your preschool-aged and school-aged children may be eligible for some additional school support under federal law.
KIT supports students who qualify as either living in a foster care; or those who meet the definition of homeless under federal McKinney-Vento legislation. McKinney-Vento eligibility is based on the student's nighttime residence and is far more inclusive than what many consider homeless. Students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence may qualify. KIT works to eliminate barriers to students’ enrollment, academic success, and extra-curricular participation. We do what we can to ensure eligible students have school supplies and may coordinate academic support, tutoring, or facilitate student participation in extended day or summer school classes. We may help students participate in activities such as school-related sports or clubs by paying the required fees. KIT may coordinate transportation for eligible students to maintain school stability, as long as the commute is feasible. Last year, Everett Public Schools supported over 1,300 eligible students at some time during the school year. For more information, please contact your building's KIT support staff or the KIT office at 425-385-4032.Contact Everett Public Schools KIT Staff at the school if you or someone you know is experiencing unstable housing.
KIT Staff by building (click to find your best contact)KIT District Contacts
Amy Perusse, KIT Coordinator and McKinney-Vento LiaisonAngelica Glaser, Foster Care CoordinatorLisa Samaniego, KIT Transportation SpecialistAbby Mayers, Family & Community Engagement CoordinatorDiane Indivero, KIT Office Assistant425-385-4032 KIT Office Phone425-407-2490 KIT Office Cell (call or text)Chris Fulford, Director of Categorical Programs
Welcome to The Kids In Transition Program
Spanish McKinney-Vento Public Service Announcement
Below is a 30 second audio file between two Spanish speaking individuals about recently lost housing. This message is designed to help families experiencing homelessness know their options.
Listen/Download the PSA recording here!
Videos to learn more: