Student SupportTracker: Improving Communication with District Homeless Liaisons


Student SupportTracker (SST) improves communication with district homeless liaisons to support at-risk student groups. 

Student SupportTracker is a data management system created for homeless program administrators and designed to help meet annual McKinney-Vento reporting requirements. A partnership with the Global Grid for Learning (GG4L) allows SST to connect with a district Student Information System (SIS) and import student information.  

Identifying At-Risk Students   

When a flagged student within Student SupportTracker that's eligible for support starts attending school in a different district, staff are informed immediately with an email and a message in the SST system. Both notifications alert the liaison to update the student’s status in their district’s SIS.  

  • Student data automatically pulls into SST through an automatic nightly process   
  • Once identified, the SST software can track the assistance students experiencing homelessness, students in foster care, and their families receive in and out of school   
  • No student names are listed, just the state identifier associated with that student  
  • The alert appears in the messages section of SST 

Student SupportTracker helps schools’ homeless liaisons and community service providers stay connected by providing:    

  • Automated emails to service partners for health service providers or social workers when students' homeless status or foster care status is confirmed    
  • Optional logins so service partners can access the system remotely     
  • Track enrollment and service history even if a student transfers to a different school or district    

Take a look at this webinar that highlights how our software helps school districts better serve their most vulnerable students.   

Contact a team member to learn more about these feature improvements. Or schedule a demo to learn more about Student SupportTracker!

Phillip Smith

About The Author

Phillip leverages his extensive software and education industry experience to share innovative solutions for many of our valued TransAct customers and partners. As leader of AfterSchool21 and OutOfSchoolTime-Tracker sales, he helps support after-school program administrators in parent pay management and accurate 21APR reporting. Phillip also leads the ActPoint KPI team and the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) partnership. ActPointKPI supports district and state business leaders nationwide in their efforts to manage costs and drive resources back to where they belong–the classroom.