A Dubois Area Principal tells us there are about 70 homeless students in the school district.
And with 51,000 in grant money they plan to give these students a helping hand over the next three years.
“They hear that term homeless and automatically they think, you know, all that family is living in a, and that does happen. It, it does, but it can be as simple as a house fire, a working family, you know, the older students,
maybe in college, it can affect any family.”
The Department Of Education identifed 38,000 Pennsylvania students as homeless during the 2019-2020 schoolyear. And the National Center For Homelessness education said over 1.5 million students reported homelessness nationwide
between 2017 and 18.
And that was before the pandemic.