From Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian:
“Homeless student rates continue to climb in Thurston County schools”
“In its ninth year, A Really Big Shoe [held last night] has generated more than $184,000 for homeless children in Olympia, Tumwater, North Thurston, Shelton, Yelm, Rainier, Tenino and Rochester school districts.”
“Last year, the number of homeless students continued to rise in South Sounds largest school districts, according to information recently released by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Here are the numbers of homeless students reported for the 2013-14 school year, compared to the year prior:
Rainier School District: 74, up from 71.
Yelm Community Schools: 60, up from 49.”