Last year there were 1,188 students in Granite School District that were identified as homeless.
Students are identified as homeless if they live in one of the situations listed below:
- Living with another family temporarily
- Living in a hotel, motel or shelter (includes transient living)
- Living in a car, park, campground or public place
- Living in substandard conditions (no running water, heat or electricity)
- Living without their legal guardian
School is often the only stable environment that homeless children have. However, many of them struggle academically because of mobility or their home life situation. To help these students excel in school, Granite School District offers a tutoring program in non-Title 1 schools.
The program hires certified teachers to tutor homeless students before or after school in math and/or language arts. Teachers are paid on their lane/4th step or their regular pay if they are not past the 4th step.
Those interested may contact Cheri Jacobson at 385-646-4678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.