Students who are homeless:
- May attend the school where they are currently living or the school of enrollment when they became homeless. (Based on the best interest of the student.)
- May enroll without school, medical or other usual registration paperwork.
- May have a right to school transportation.
- May receive textbooks, supplies or services needed to succeed in school.
- Must receive a statement explaining any denial of service or enrollment.
- Qualify automatically for Free & Reduced School Meals and Title I Services if needed and available.
- May receive transportation and services while disputes are settled.
School Districts must:
- Reserve a portion of Title I funds to serve students who are homeless.
- Review and revise policies that impede students who are homeless.
- Post Rights of students who are homeless in schools and places frequented by the homeless.
- Identify a McKinney-Vento Liaison to assist students and staff.
When moving, parents need to:
- Contact a Community Coordinator (see contact information right) for help in enrolling your child in a new school or arranging for transportation for your child to continue in his or her former school.
- Contact the school and provide any information you think will assist the teachers and counselors in helping your child adjust to new circumstances.
- If needed, request assistance from the Outreach Coordinator Homeless Support Personnel to assist with clothing and school supplies.