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District pursues options to help homeless


February 6, 2019

KRISTI WALKER stands among supplies in the Sweet Home School District's clothing closet hosted by River of Life Fellowship.

The Sweet Home School District is looking for new ways to help its large group of homeless students.

The number of students designated as homeless in the district has been running in a range of 230 to 275 for several years.

This year, the district has counted 201 students identified as homeless, said Kristi Walker, the district's homeless liaison. Last year, it tallied 275.

"That is still a preliminary number," Walker said. "I hope it is better than last year, but I know that number is more than likely to go up. There is a tendency for the number to increase as weather improves. We still...

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