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Number Of Homeless Depends On Definition

Everyday Education


Last updated 3/9/2020 at 12:17pm

Many people often ask, “How big of a problem is homelessness in Transyl-vania County?” Depending on whom you ask, you will most likely receive a variety of responses.

As a school social worker and the homeless education liaison for Transylvania County Schools since 2007, I report on what I know from our data and what I see on a daily basis in my work with these students and families.

During the 2018-19 school year, Transylvania County Schools identified 155 students that were experiencing homelessness at some point during the school year.

Another source of data that we utilize is the...

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