By Richard Bammer
A record 2,200 students attending Solano County public schools were homeless this past year, a nearly 40 percent increase from the previous year and a nearly four-fold increase since 2010-11, the Solano County Office of Education reported.
Based on SCOE midyear data released in January and year-end data released earlier this fall, all but Vacaville Unified School District reported increases from last year. Some districts, including Travis, Dixon and Vallejo City, reported a doubling or more in homeless student numbers.
Also, the county’s largest school district, Fairfield-Suisun, which is tracking some 1,110 homeless students, accounted for nearly half of the county numbers.