Hope on the Homefront is here to support your children.
Our Hope on the Homefront team and McKinney-Vento Homeless Program work to remove the barriers to education which students in precarious housing often face. This webpage is available to provide information for educators, parents and students and assist in finding the help they need.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 states (paraphrased for understanding):
Students who are living in emergency, temporary and/or transitional housing situations have the right to the same public education (including preschool) that other children are provided.
State agencies are required to make it easier for students living in unstable housing situations to enroll in and benefit from school.
A student cannot be denied enrollment in school simply because he/she is living in emergency, temporary and/or transitional housing situations.
Students who are precariously housed will be given the same educational materials and services that other students receive.
The Coeur d’Alene School District complies with all applicable laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, veteran status or disability in any educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance or in employment practices. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance with this nondiscrimination policy may be directed to the Section 504 Program Coordinator or Director of Human Resources at the District Office, 1400 N. Northwood Center Ct., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814, (208) 664-8241.