Parents and their kids may find it difficult to adapt to a new routine when the school year begins. For students who are homeless, it can be even more challenging.
2017 Kids Count Data says homelessness among students Allen County dropped for the first time since 2006 by about 1,300, but remains a problem. The current total of 16,143 homeless students is a far cry from the 2006 total of just under 5,000.
Fort Wayne Community Schools has taken donations of school supplies and other essentials throughout the calendar year to give those less fortunate an opportunity to start the school year on an even footing.