K-12 JCPS students experiencing homelessness (Metro Council District) in Kentucky

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Definitions: Number and percent of all kindergarten through 12th grade students enrolled in Jefferson County Public Schools experiencing homelessness as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act.

Data Source: Jefferson County Public Schools.

Footnotes: The federal McKinney-Vento Act defines homelessness as lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. 
Current student addresses (not the last known permanent address) were used for the data set. 
Over 60 percent of the homeless students were "doubled-up," meaning they lived with friends or relatives due to loss of housing or economic hardship. Only 3 percent of homeless students resided in a public/private nighttime shelter, however if a student has stayed at a homeless shelter for even one day they are considered homeless for the entire school year. Another 21 percent resided in special care facilities, but not all Council Districts contain such a facility. Excluding students in special care facilities results in the following alternative rate of homeless students for the specified Council District: District 4 (15 percent), District 7 (5 percent), District 9 (9 percent), District 10 (11 percent), District 17 (6 percent), District 18 (5 percent), and District 26 (9 percent).