Shame! More Than 40,000 Students Homeless In Washington: OSPI

More Than 40,000 Students Homeless In Washington: OSPI

The state superintendent this week released a count of homeless students from the 2016-17 school year. See how many are in your district.

By Neal McNamara , Patch Staff 

SEATTLE, WA – The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction released data Thursday showing that more than 40,000 public school students in the state are experiencing homelessness – that’s an increase of more than 1,200 over the 2015-16 count, and an increase of more than 10,000 since 2013.

The state’s largest school districts, like Seattle and Spokane, have the highest overall number of homeless students. But wealthy school districts are not immune from the problem. There are over 600 homeless students attending the Bellevue and Lake Washington districts, which serve some of the wealthiest parts of the state.

The state started collecting data on homeless students in 2001, and the total population has grown every year since. The state’s count includes students who are living outdoors, in a homeless shelter, doubled-up with friends or relatives, or in a motel. The count includes students in grades K-12.

The federal McKinney-Vento Act requires districts to count homeless students. McKinney-Vento also deems that homeless students must be allowed to attend the district where they went before becoming homeless.

Here’s a look at homeless populations in districts around Puget Sound (numbers from the 2016-17 OSPI count of homeless students):

  • Auburn School District – 306
  • Bellevue School District – 256
  • Clover Park School District – 526
  • Edmonds School District – 638
  • Enumclaw School District – 124
  • Everett School District – 1,149
  • Federal Way School District – 483
  • Fife School District – 101
  • Highline School District – 1,242
  • Issaquah School District – 124
  • Kent School District – 509
  • Lake Washington School District – 389
  • Lakewood School District – 108
  • Mercer Island School District – 17
  • Northshore School District – 172
  • Olympia School District – 264
  • Peninsula School District – 149
  • Puyallup School District – 430
  • Renton School District – 573
  • Seattle Public Schools – 4,280
  • Shoreline School District – 334
  • Spokane School District – 1,387
  • Sumner School District – 263
  • Tacoma School District – 1,783
  • Tukwila School District – 375
  • University Place School District – 182
  • White River School District – 87

  

More from Across Washington Patch

https://patch.com/washington/across-wa/more-40-000-students-homeless-washington-ospi

More Related Articles:
http://www.king5.com/article/news/local/homeless/homeless-students-at-record-high-in-washington-state/281-537810930

Homeless student population hits all time high in Washington

By: MyNorthwest.com

Updated: 
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/homeless-student-population-hits-all-time-high-in-washington/731681152

The number of homeless students in Washington is at an all-time highhttp://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article208755614.html

 

 

Homeless suffering as 60 mph Winds and Storm hit SD.

Winds reach 60 mph as huge storm moves ashore

February 17, 2017.

Ready for the storm

Storm is coming

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/weather/sd-me-storm-hits-20170216-story.html

http://www.trbimg.com/img-58a78364/turbine/sd-pg-storm-friday-20170217-007/1000/1000×563

Homelessness In California Rises!

Homelessness drops across nation, but California count rises

Updated 8:12 pm, Thursday, November 17, 2016

 

  • Mike Lee surveys his remaining belongings outside of the US Postal Office on Allston Way in Berkeley, Calif., after he and his group were removed from their spot across the street earlier in the morning by police on Nov. 17, 2016. The group of homeless were moved by the Berkeley Police Department from the lawn where they had been camping outside of the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center early on Thursday morning. The encampment, which calls itself "First they Came for the Homeless" has been protesting the Berkeley food and housing project for weeks. Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle

Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle

  • LOMITA, CA - FEBRUARY 23, 2016 - Richard Lopez, 32, sits in his homeless encampment trying to decide what belongings to gather before sanitation crews arrive to clear him out of an area called, "The Pit," alongside the 110 freeway in Lomita on February 23, 2016.A joint operation of CalTrans, LASO, LAPD, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority outreach workers and Department of Mental Health are clearing a homeless encampment in the area. (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Photo: Genaro Molina, LA Times Via Getty Images

 

Photo: Genaro Molina, LA Times Via Getty Images

LOMITA, CA – FEBRUARY 23, 2016 – Richard Lopez, 32, sits in his homeless encampment trying to decide what belongings to gather before sanitation crews arrive to clear him out of an area called, “The Pit,”

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: A homeless man sleeps on a bus bench on September 23, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council members declared public emergency, the first city in the nation to take drastic step in response to increase in homelessness and that they're ready to spend $100 million per year to fight it. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Photo: Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

 

Photo: Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: A homeless man sleeps on a bus bench on September 23, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council members declared public emergency, the first city in .
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Fernando Lopez bathes and does laundry in the Los Angeles River on November 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. With the approach of devastating winter storm conditions due to the growing predicted El Nino weather effect, and an affordable housing crises and rapidly growing homeless population in Los Angeles, the L.A. City Council has declared a shelter crisis to help homeless residents. Many of the estimated 26,000 homeless in L.A. live in riverbeds and storm drains that could quickly turn deadly during powerful storms. The council stopped short of declaring a state of emergency as members had promised in September. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) Photo: David McNew, Getty Images

 

Photo: David McNew, Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 20: Fernando Lopez bathes and does laundry in the Los Angeles River on November 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. With the approach of devastating winter storm conditions due to … more
Homelessness across the United States fell slightly last year but increased in California and other West Coast states, largely due to a shortage of affordable housing, federal officials said Thursday.
Around the nation, homelessness was down 3 percent amid growing scrutiny of the problem. In California, however, homelessness climbed 3 percent, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual snapshot assessment of homelessness in America.
“We have a lot left to do,” said HUD Secretary Julian Castro, adding that the incoming Trump administration had a responsibility to continue the effort. “I sure hope the next administration will take the baton and make more progress, and not drop the baton.”
Nationwide, Castro said, there were 549,928 homeless people counted in the “point-of-time” homeless census conducted in January.

 

LET”S HOPE OUR NEW PRESIDENT & OUR NEW HUD Secretary can do something about it.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Homelessness-drops-across-nation-except-in-10621643.php

About Time…

Portland, Oregon is raising taxes on companies with CEOs making 100 times employee salaries — and giving the money to the homeless

Chris Weller
Dec. 9, 2016, 12:21 PM 26,565

In an effort to combat homelessness, the city government in Portland, Oregon has passed a law that raises corporates taxes on companies whose CEOs make significantly more than their employees.

Companies will see a 10% increase on their tax rate if the CEO makes 100 times the average employee and a 25% increase if they make 250 times the average salary, The Guardian reports.

The stated goal of the policy is to help decrease the homeless population in Portland, which accounts for roughly 1,800 people sleeping on the street each night. In April, local NBC News affiliate, KGW, declared the problem was a “crisis” that had hit a “breaking point.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/portland-law-taxes-companies-ceo-salaries-2016-12