Number of homeless students nearly doubles in Durango schools

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Number of homeless students nearly doubles in Durango schools

High cost of housing, better tracking mechanisms may explain rise
Three siblings prepare to catch a school bus earlier this month at a local elementary school. The students are considered homeless because they live in a community shelter. Durango School District 9-R arranges transportation for homeless students and provides them with financial assistance to participate in after-school activities.

Number of homeless students nearly doubles in Durango schools

Three siblings prepare to catch a school bus earlier this month at a local elementary school. The students are considered homeless because they live in a community shelter. Durango School District 9-R arranges transportation for homeless students and provides them with financial assistance to participate in after-school activities.
Durango School District services

Durango School District 9-R provides services to homeless students and their families. Some services are provided through community partnerships.
Funding for after-school activities and materials.Hygiene kits. Passes to Durango’s public transit.Backpacks filled with food.Vouchers to spend at the La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store and Goodwill.Referrals to other agencies for help.

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