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Judy Petrey, McKinney-Vento Liaison
(606) 549-7000, ext 2067

Judy Petrey is Whitley County School System’s McKinney-Vento Liaison.  Judy serves as the primary contact between homeless families and school staff, district personnel, shelter workers, and other service providers.  She coordinates services to ensure that homeless children and youth enroll in school and have the opportunity to succeed academically.  Judy reviews and undertakes steps to revise regulations, practices, and policies that may be barriers to the enrollment, attendance, or school success of homeless children and youth.

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as:

  1. sharing the housing of other persons due to economic hardship

  2. living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds;

  3. living in emergency or transitional shelters; or abandoned in hospitals.

If your family is homeless and you need assistance meeting the educational needs of your children, please contact the Homeless Education Liaison.