Social Work Services

Shonda McClure

School Social Worker

McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison

Surry County Public Schools
 
 
 

School Personnel

School Social Workers work together with school staff to understand
and meet the needs of each student.

SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE:

• Home Visits
• Staff Development
• Collaboration with other Staff
• Counseling
• Crisis Intervention 

 
 

Families

Parents are critical partners with the school for ensuring student success.

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS WORK TOGETHER WITH  FAMILY MEMBERS IN AREAS SUCH AS:

• Parenting Information and Support
• Understanding School Programs and Services
• Preventing Absenteeism
• Participating in the Special Education Process
• Providing Referrals for Community Resources
• Home Schooling: For information call 757-294-5229

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

This Act ensures educational rights and protection for youth and children experiencing homelessness.
 
Homeless Children Have the Right to:

• Free and appropriate education
• Attend and enroll immediately even if unable to provide records required for enrollment
• Enroll or remain in school without a permanent address
• Stay in school of origin (to the extent feasible)
• Go to school where child last attended or school where temporarily living
• Transportation (to the extent feasible)
• Participate in extracurricular activities and/or special education services if eligible
• Automatically qualify for free and reduced meals at school

For more information regarding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, please contact the School Social Work Department at (757) 267-2810.

 
 
 
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