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Families In Transition (FIT)

The District employs one liaison/grant manager, one support staff, and one advocate to assist families with questions and concerns about services we can provide. These employees can assist homeless children and youth with the following:
  • School Registration
  • School Transportation
  • Clothing (including school/P.E. uniforms)
  • Food
  • Hygienic supplies
  • School supplies
  • Paying school fees
  • Referrals to agencies and services (community, government, and faith-based organizations)
For questions regarding available FIT services, please contact:
Kristin McCall, Grant Manager at (352) 742-6964, or
Valerie Hurt, Clerical Support at (352) 742-6967, or
Lillian D. Lopez, Advocate at (352) 536-4654 – Habla Español
The McKinney-Vento Act assists homeless children and youth with enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under McKinney-Vento, homeless children and youth are guaranteed the same educational services provided to all students to help them meet challenging academic standards. The Act also ensures homeless children and youth are educated in their neighborhood school or in their current attendance area.
McKinney-Vento Definition of Homeless
The term “homeless children and youths” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and includes children and youth who have suffered a loss of housing and are:
  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or loss of income
  • Living in motels or hotels due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • Living in cars, parks, temporary trailer parks or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or similar environments.
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Sleeping in a place not designed for/ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Not sleeping at a consistent location
  • On their own; not in the custody of their parent or guardian