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Number of homeless students triples in 7 years

99 Middleton-area kids without stable housing    

The number of students facing homelessness in the Middleton area nearly tripled in the last seven years, according to Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District records.

The MCPASD social worker Tamara Sutor told the Middleton Times-Tribune that 99 students in the community are facing the problem already this year.

A federal law protects students without stable housing or nonexistent home addresses from being pulled from the school system.

Sutor told the paper the law’s objective is to provide educational stability for students experiencing housing issues because bouncing from school to school can have significant academic effects.

Organizations like the Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry, Porchlight, and emergency aid provided through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families also help families facing loss of housing.

Families in need of help can contact Sutor at 608-829-9029.

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