Saint Clair Area School District


   The foremost mission of the Saint Clair Area School District is the pursuit of excellence in education, its focus being to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to society as ethical, responsible citizens, establishing a personal commitment to life-long learning.


Saint Clair Area

Homeless Student Resources

The Saint Clair Area School District believes that homeless youth should have access to free and appropriate public education and wishes to limit the barriers that homeless students may face. Our goal is to have the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while children are in homeless situations. Homeless students are defined as individuals lacking a fixed, regular, and nighttime residence, which include students living in the following conditions: 

1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship 

2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations. 

3. Living in an emergency, transitional or domestic violence shelters. 

4. Abandoned in hospitals. 

5. Awaiting foster care placement. 

6. Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings. 

7. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations, or similar settings. 

8. Living as migratory children in conditions described in previous examples. 

9. Living as runaway children. 

10. Being abandoned or forced out of homes by parents/guardians or caretakers. 

11. Living as school age unwed mothers in houses for unwed mothers if they have no other living accommodations.


Pennsylvania Department of Education - Homeless Education

Saint Clair Area School District - Policy 251 Homeless Students


  • For further information please contact the SCASD Homeless Liaison, Theresa Covely at or (570) 429-2716 ext. 214



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   The Saint Clair Area School District does not discriminate in its employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry, or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


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