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Students Experiencing Homelessness

McKinney/Vento Act

In accordance with federal and state guidelines under the McKinney/Vento Act, Franklin Towne Charter Schools are committed to removing barriers to education that face students experiencing homelessness. 


  • Do the members of your household lack a permanent address?
  • Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement?
  • Have you moved in with another family (doubled up) due to a lack of housing?
  • Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis?
  • Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household?


If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions, please contact your childs counselor.







Liz Kaisinger

Homelessness Liaison

215-289-5000 x3008



Gina Marie Tortis

FTCES Guidance Counselor

215-289-3389 x8044