Increasing number of homeless students in Oregon



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Nearly 21,000 students in Oregon public schools lived in homeless situations at some point during the last school year.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo says that’s 1,500 more than the previous year.

Numbers released Wednesday by Castillo show that the Beaverton School District had the most homeless students in grades K-12. There were nearly 1,600 or more than 4 percent of the total enrollment in Beaverton.

The numbers also show more homeless students in their senior year than any other grade.