State & Federal Programs

Lori Rogers Wilcher, Ph.D, NCC, NCSC

Director of Federal Programs & Special Education

Foster Care Point of Contact


Union Public School District's Federal Programs Department provides local educational agencies with additional resources to help improve student achievement and close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers as they strive to meet challenging state academic standards.

District Homeless Liason


417 S. Decatur St. | PO Box 445 | Union, MS 39365 | Phone: 601-774-9579 ext. 1016 | Fax: 601-774-0600

The McKinney-Vento Act defines "homelessness children and youth" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes:

Children and youth who are:

Children and youth 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 youth who are living in cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.

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