When students are homeless or live in poverty they often cannot participate in the full educational experience. They may need eye glasses, a night at a motel or just a cap and gown for graduation.
This is the essence behind the S.O.S. program at the Marana Unified School District.
It is funded only through donations.
All students should be able to participate in the
full educational experience.
No students should be singled out for their economic situation.
Providing extra support promotes Inclusivity and Success of Students!
S.O.S. funds may be used to purchase food for the Food Pantry. Food insecure may access the pantry to supplement needs. Hungry students are at a learning disadvantage.
We often have students who need clothing, especially underwear, socks, outerwear for winter and good shoes.
Community donations and S.O.S. funds are used to stock the Clothing Bank.
Every student should come to school with the tools needed to learn. S.O.S. funds allow the resource center to provide school supplies to those in need.
S.O.S. funds were used to pay for mandated vaccinations when the children had no insurance. Students may need a pair of otherwise unaffordable eye glasses.
S.O.S funds may be used to pay for a few motel nights when a family or student is facing an emergency and homeless. Homeless students receive many services through the district.
Full participation may include band, sports, dance, arts, or field trips. Many families cannot afford the extra costs associated with these and S.O.S. funds may be used. Participation = Inclusion