Project Hope Homeless Education

Resources Project HOPE’s COVID-19 page 
Project Hope provides assistance for children experiencing homelessness in the New River Valley, and children living in local shelters.  For additional information, contact David Sable, Homeless and Foster Care Liaison for Radford City Schools, at 540.267.3223 or e-mail  or Dr. Jamie Little, Homeless and Foster Care Liaison for Radford City Schools at 540.267.3227 or e-mail  You may also contact your school's principal or assistant principal if you have any questions regarding homelessness.
Dr. Michael Brown  Principal McHarg Elementary School   540-267-3239
Tara Grant  Principal Belle Heth Elementary School  540-267-3232
Ken Keister  Assistant Principal Belle Heth Elementary School  540-267-3235
Jerry King  Principal  Belle Heth Elementary School  540-267-3246
Jeff Smith Principal  Radford High School  540-267-3252
Darden Freeman Assistant Principal  Radford High School  540-267-3251


Federal Monitoring will be Cancelled for this school year.
Monitoring Indicators for the 2019-2020 School Year
Radford CIty Schools will receive an on-site federal program monitoring of Title IX, Part A, the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program (McKinney-Vento), during the 2019-2020 academic year.  The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, requires states to monitor school divisions for compliance in certain program areas.  Therefore, school divisions in Virginia are monitored for Title IX, Part A, on a three-year cycle for McKinney-Vento subgrantees or, approximately, a five-year cycle for nonsubgrantees
See Supts Memo:
Resources for the federal monitoring have been posted for all RCPS Staff to review.   The information is available for review by our school community  and agencies.    A Monitoring Webinar Video is available upon request from ProjectH HOPE -Virginia
Once the monitoring is complete all forms completed as well as the results will be published on this website.


Resources Project HOPE’s COVID-19 page


Governor Northam Orders All Virginia Schools to Close for the Remainder of the Academic Year 

On March 23, 2020This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website, Governor Ralph Northam extended his order that all public and private K-12 schools in Virginia close in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 for the remainder of the school year. This builds on the Governor’s previous school closure order and previously issued guidance asking child care providers to prioritize services for children of essential personnel, while asking all families to keep their children home if they can. Please note that thMarch 30, Executive Order 55This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website does not impact school meal distribution and instructional plans in localities.  Below are a few of the many resources on the Va Dept of Ed Website at:


  • The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (full text, education stabilization fund portion highlighted) - The CARES Act, signed into law on Friday, Mar 27, 2020, provides economic relief to U.S. citizens and public systems affected by the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It appropriates emergency relief funding for elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education, through the Education Stabilization Fund portion of the Act (sections 18001-18004).

Project Hope Homeless Education

Project Hope provides assistance for children experiencing homelessness in the New River Valley, and children living in local shelters. For additional information, contact Heather Turman, Homeless and Foster Care Liaison, at 540.382.5100 extension 1026 or e-mail

COVID-19 Resources

Eviction Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic:
-Tenant Rights
-Eviction Hotline - English
-Eviction Hotline - Spanish
-Eviction FAQs
-Unlawful Eviction Toolkit
-Hotel/Motel Evictions

VDOE Parent Resources:

COVID 19 Community Resources:

Project Hope Forms

  • Caregiver's Authorization Form
    • The Caregiver's Authorization is used whenever a student is living separate from their parent or guardian.  The authorization allows the caregiver to make educational and medical decisions during the school time for school purposes.  If the parent is not available to sign the form because they are unavailable for some reason such as medical incapacity or incarceration, have the caregiver fill out as much of the information as possible.  If possible have the form notarized, especially if the Department of Social Services is involved.
  • Student Referral to Project Hope
    • If you would like to make a referral to Project Hope,  used the form provided and fax it to 540-394-4449.  A cover sheet is not necessary.
  • Student Residency Questionnaire
    • The Student Residency Questionnaire should be fill out be every new student registering.  It should also be fill out at the beginning of the school year by every returning student.  It should be filled out whenever a student changes addresses. 
    • Spanish Version.
  • Request for School Supplies
    • School supplies may be requested from the NRV Regional Office of Project Hope at any time of the school year.  If the supplies, including backpacks, are available, they will be delivered to the student's school.  Fax the form to 540-394-4449.
For more information visit the VDOE frequently asked questions at: