Western Dubuque Community School District
Address: 310 4th St. SW, PO Box 68 | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3885
Fax: (563) 744-3093
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Homeless
The Western Dubuque Community School District strives to provide appropriate and successful services for the education of homeless children.
Chapter 22 of Iowa Administrative Code defines “Homeless child or youth” as a child or youth from the age of 3 years through 21 who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes the following:

1. A child or youth who is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; is living in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; is living in an emergency or transitional shelter; is abandoned in a hospital; or is awaiting foster care placement;
2. A child or youth who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
3. A child or youth who is living in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting; or
4. A migratory child or youth who qualifies as homeless because the child or youth is living in circumstances described in paragraphs “1” through “3” above.

Please contact the building school counselor for questions and to support education of the homeless. You may also contact Melissa O'Brien, the District’s liaison for homeless children and youth, at 563-744-3885 x 8002 or melissa.obrien@wdbqschools.org.
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