Prof: Homelessness ‘alarming’ at high schools | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Prof: Homelessness ‘alarming’ at high schools

LOVELAND ” Researchers say one-fifth of the students at Loveland and Berthoud high schools may have been homeless at some point in the past four years.

Gene Gloeckner, a professor of education at Colorado State University, says the numbers came from a survey of students taken in the 2007-08 school year.

About half of the 5,100 students at the two northern Colorado schools completed the survey, and 24 percent reported being homeless. Gloeckner says he thinks the actual number is lower, about 20 percent.

Still, he calls that “alarmingly, crazy high.”

School district spokesman Wes Fothergill tells the Loveland Reporter-Herald the rate may be higher now, because the survey was taken before the economy plunged into recession.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User