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In addition to education, there are numerous other functions that make schools valuable to its community.  The Bedford Area School District offers numerous services to support students.  The ranges of services vary greatly depending on the family’s needs.  Additionally, we often coordinate with other organizations to provide significant support to families.  The education and coordination of services for homeless children is one such example.  

The following are examples of situations where students are considered homeless: 

  • Children sharing housing with other people due to a loss of housing.
  • Children living in motels, hotels, or camping grounds.
  • Children living in cars, parks, public spaces, etc.
  • Migratory children
  • Children awaiting foster care placement
  • Unaccompanied homeless youth

If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact your building administration and/or guidance counselor.  If you have a question about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act or have detailed questions about your current situation, you can also contact the district’s homeless liaison, Mr. Brian Thompson, Assistant Superintendent at (814) 623-4260 or

Additionally, if you are well-meaning community members who are aware of a homeless situation, we ask you to share this information or contact us so we can support the family. 

Please know, the district provides support for families experiencing homelessness.  Examples of support include specialized transportation, free lunches, academic supports, medical programs, and much more. 

Please do not hesitate to call, we can help!