McKinney Vento

McKinney-Vento Services

Who is the local liaison for McKinney-Vento Services?

The local liaison to contact for McKinney-Vento Services in the Ellensburg School District is Patty Kimmel, Special Programs Director. Phone number 509.925.8115. School counselors at each school have the appropriate paperwork to complete.

FAQ on Educational Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations

OSPI Dispute Resolution process

English Version

Spanish Version

Higher Education and Homelessness

Identification of Homeless Students: An Overview for School District Training


High School

High School Counselors

Lisa Berthon


Michael Johansen

Phone Numbers:
School: 509.925.8311

Courtney Schrader

Phone Numbers:
School: 509.925.8039

Morgan Middle School

Tiffany Beardsley

Phone Numbers:
School: 509.925.8208

Sue Hammond


Talia Mifflin


Lincoln Elementary

Lindsey Toth

Phone Numbers:
School: 509.859.6064

Mount Stuart Elementary

Malarie Benfield

Phone Numbers:
School: 509.925.8428

Valley View

Valley View Counselor

Rachael Crosby


Who is eligible for services?

Students living in emergency or transitional shelters.

Students living in a public or private play not designated for or regularly use as accommodations.

Students living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.

Unaccompanied youth: students not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.