Susan Lex, MSW. I have been a school social worker with the Milwaukee Public School District since the 1995-96 school year. I have mainly served at an elementary school, Brown Street Academy for this time. Over this time, I have experienced an increase in the number of families coming in for assistance around homelessness. I have found myself spending more time in my profession assisting families with the issues of homelessness, which has caused an increase in truancy among the students, enrolled in the homeless program, along with other issues that have interfered with the students’ ability to receive their education.