Region 6 Information
Johnsonburg Area School District is part of Region 6 which consists of 11 counties (Armstrong, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Indiana, Jefferson, and Potter), which includes 55 school districts and 20 shelters. The regional coordinator for Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program is based out of the Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate Unit 28 (ARIN) in Indiana County.
Region 6’s goal is to target the needs of homeless children, youth, and their families. The goal is to provide educational assistance and support to children living in transitional situations such as homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and other temporary housing situations and to provide as much stability as possible for children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. This is done via the McKinney-Vento Law which states that homeless children and youth receive equal access to a free, appropriate public education as would be provided to other residents and be consistent with state attendance laws.
- Training school district liaisons and shelter providers
- Technical assistance
- Personal visits to sites
- Distribution of literature
- School enrollment and placement issues
- Referrals for clothing, food, shelter, transportation, and other related services