McKinney-Vento/Foster Care Point of Contact

What We Do

The goal of the Roseburg Public Schools McKinney-Vento program for students and families experiencing home transitions (houselessness, doubled up, living in RV’s or Runaways) to continue their education. Confidentiality and integrity are important components of this program for youth and their families and is a critical part of providing a supportive and safe environment for students to continue to learn.

We believe that healthy school and family relationships are vital to a student's success. The desired outcomes are to continue to provide an education for the student and to refer families to services that will help them through difficult times.

How it Works

McKinney-Vento Youth Services are available to all Roseburg Public School students through the Office of Student Services. This program provides information to homeless and runaway youth and their parents who wish to pursue their education and who may also need information about community resources available to them.

Students and/or their families may contact the McKenny-Vento/Foster Care Point of Contact liaison. Students may also be referred to the program by their school counselor or other school staff members.

Once contact is made, a variety of services are available. With a permission to transport form signed by a parent or legal guardian, emergency transportation can be provided to ensure that students continue to attend school until bus transportation can be arranged.

Staff development is provided to all schools to ensure that students and families in need are appropriately identified and referred. The program liaison is also involved in community outreach activities to ensure appropriate support and connections within our community.

The Oregon Department of Education requires that all school districts have a Foster Care Point of Contact identified to work in partnership with the Department of Human Services. The Foster Care Point of Contact/ McKenney-Vento Liaison is charged with ensuring that all identified students/families are provided resources and supports to ensure their success within Roseburg Public Schools.

For more information, contact:

Heather Bemetz
McKenny-Vento/Foster Care Point of Contact