Lake Wales Charter Schools McKinney Vento Program
The Students and Families in Transition Program is a Title IX funded program that is used to assist our students and families that qualify under the definition of homeless. The definition of homeless, according to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, is defined as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” If you, your family, or someone you may know are experiencing this, please continue on this page for more information and resources that can be useful!
Here at Lake Wales Charter Schools we pride ourselves on having an excellent team to be able to service our students and their families in the most beneficial way possible. We are the official contacts for the Lake Wales Charter Schools McKinney Vento Program would love to speak with you if you have any questions or find yourself in need of resources.
Angela Heyward – McKinney Vento Program Liaison
Angela is our McKinney Vento Program's Liaison for Lake Wales Charter Schools. She services all of our schools each week and devotes countless hours to providing the best assistance possible to our students.
Phone: 863-679-6560 ext. 1236
Laura Downes - Social Worker
Aylin Medina - Migrant Assistant Coordinator
There are plenty of resources that are out there to assist families in their time of need. Listed below are the direct links to programs such as the Lake Wales Care Center, Health Care, Legal Assistance, and much more. Please take the time to check out the information in the links and see all of the information that can be beneficial to you and your family.
The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act was first enacted in 1975. The purpose of IDEA is to ensure that all children with disabilities receive a free, appropriate public education to meet their unique needs and prepare them for employment and independent living. IDEA also ensures that the rights of these children and their parents are protected. Further, IDEA assists agencies like the Lake Wales Charter Schools system in providing education to children with disabilities.
Our Exceptional Student Education program also receives support from the Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System. FDLRS provides diagnostic, instructional and technology support services to ESE programs and families of students with disabilities.