Over 100 students identified as homeless in Ardmore


A photo of an empty classroom.

Some children will go to bed hungry tonight. Others lack access to running water or clean clothes for the next day, but they still get on the school bus and go to school. This is the reality for many children living in extreme poverty or in homeless situations. 

There were around 135 children in the Ardmore City Schools district alone who were identified as homeless this school year, said Ardmore City Schools Homeless Coordinator Sabra Emde. Homelessness among children is sometimes less apparent, but it is just as much a reality for them as it is for those living on the streets. 

Homeless children and youth are identified as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence under the McKinney-Vento Act, a 1987 federal law that ensures the right for students to attend school even when they are homeless. 



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