Providing for homeless students in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Many home situations can lead to problems in the classroom.

Jackson County school officials are working to provide for students in transitional situations.

"No matter where they end up staying, we want to make sure they're going to school everyday and they have the resources in order to be successful," Federal Programs Supervisor Michael Kilts said.

Some of those situations include students staying with friends or other family members.

Students have also come to Jackson County after recent hurricanes destroyed their homes.

Changes to homework style may benefit students who might not have a reliable internet connection at home.

Under the new school district administration, the district has stepped away from homework requiring technology and has gone back to the basics of pencil and paper.

"Our district was going towards a one-to-one environment," Kilts said. "It proved to have some hurdles and so we have pulled back and reevaluated how we do technology inside the classroom and outside the classroom."

Several outside groups have donated to the district's efforts to provide school supplies to students. District officials want parents to know
their children's needs can be met.

The school district will provide training to local law enforcement Wednesday on how to work with students experiencing homelessness.