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Homeless students increasing statewide

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OLYMPIA — For the sixth year in a row, the number of homeless students in Washington state has increased.

Numbers released recently by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction show that 30,609 students were counted as homeless. The number is an 11.8 percent increase from 2011-12 and a 47.3 increase from 2007-08.

The numbers are trending down, however, in North Central Washington’s largest school district. The Wenatchee School District listed 499 homeless students in the 2012-13 school year, following…

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