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Students in Transition (Homeless) Office


The East Baton Rouge Parish School System serves students in transition and works to ensure that homeless children and youth are still able to enroll and succeed in school. We have appointed a dedicated Homeless Coordinator to serve as the link for homeless families to school staff, district personnel, shelter workers, and social-service providers. 

McKinney-Vento Definition of Homeless

Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act10 defines “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes the following:

    • Children and youths who are:
      • Sharing the housing of another persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as “doubled-up”)
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
    • Abandoned in hospitals
    • Children and youths who have 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
    • Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
    • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above

Homeless Program Flyers

Students in Transition

Enrollment Process

Information for Parents

Truancy Assessment & Service Center (TASC)

TASC is a prevention and intervention program which provides prompt delivery of coordinated interventions to truant children and their families to prevent continued absences from school. The program focuses on grades K-5 and is based on the Office of Juvenile Justice Best Practices and Principles. 

Bernard Terrace

Broadmoor Elementary

Capitol Elementary

Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary

Claiborne Elementary

Highland Elementary

Jefferson Terrace Elementary

La Belle Aire Elementary

Melrose Elementary

Merrydale Elementary

Park Elementary

Progress Elementary

Twin Oaks Elementary

University Terrace Elementary

Villa del Rey Elementary

Wildood Elementary

Winbourne Elementary

Truancy Assessment and Service Center (TASC)

Jennie Ponder | (225) 239-7852 | JPonder@ebrschools.org

division of Student support directory

Chief of Student Support

Stacey Dupre

Director of Counseling

Tirza Fernandez-Brazier

Director of iCare

Erin T. Pouciau

Director of Multi Tiered Systems of Support

Dr. Corie Buras

Director of Child Welfare & Attendance

District 504 Coordinator

Danielle Staten

Lead Social Worker

Dr. Bridgette Webster

Supervisor of Health Services

J. Cheree Duvic