By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Homeless students in our schools

 

March 7, 2019

As the state of Oregon faces a crisis of homelessness and a lack of affordable housing, ripple effects are cast into education, as students and their families in Creswell are dealing with its ramifications.

According to data from Oregon's homelessness count, there were 70 students in 2017-18 who are homeless in the Creswell School District; around 5.6 percent. That is a 40-student increase from the 2016-17 numbers.

Homeless Liaison Brandi Wittenborn said one of the reasons for the increase is that the school district has honed its process of tracking kids by making sure all the schools unde...



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