by Scott Neuffer

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July 31, 2012
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District steps up support for homeless students

By the end of this school year, there were 244 children in the Douglas County School District considered to be homeless, according to Director of Assessments and Grants Brian Frazier.

That means there were 244 children who, when the school day was over, lived outside the traditional definition of a home. Approximately 216 were "doubled up," living in another home temporarily, 16 were living in some sort of shelter, nine were living in a motel, and three were designated "unsheltered," Frazier reported.

To put the situation in perspective, he provided some staggering contrasts. There were 33 students identified as homeless …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 31, 2012 06:44PM Published Jul 31, 2012 06:42PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.