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Clarkston School District
Children In Transition Program

In the 2011-2012 school year, 200 students were recognized as homeless in the Clarkston School District.

The Children In Transition program was created to collaborate with teachers and schools to help homeless students continue to be successful in school.  A homeless liaison has been appointed to advocate for these students.  Some of the ways the liaison can help are:
  • Provide advocacy and resources to the family and student for basic needs
  • Provide training on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of homelessness
  • Provide teaching strategies to be inclusive of these students

If you know a student who lacks permanent night time shelter, please contact a Building Coordinator (each school has their own, see below). 

Building Coordinators:




Debbie O'Kelley
Kethanne Acey

Kathi Carlson

Janet Beitelspacher





Building Coordinators not pictured:  Gail DeBoer, Parkway; Rhonda Wells, Grantham;  Vicki Frei, Heights; Shannon Rhodes, LMS

Jim Fry

Jim Fry, District Homeless Program
Clarkston School District
Ph: 509-769-5538



The Clarkston School District complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extra-curricular school activities. Inquires regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.85 Officer, Roger Trail or Section504 Coordinator, Jim Fry.
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