The Homeless Education program recognizes the increasing numbers of children living in poverty or neglect. Children who come to school with unmet physical, social, and emotional needs are unable to devote themselves to learning. Our future depends upon these children becoming literate, independent, and productive citizens.
The program believes a child has a right to equal access and opportunity in receiving an education. It is the school district's responsibility to ensure that homeless children are included in the educational process.
|YOU MAY BE HOMELESS IF YOU ARE:|
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
- Abandoned in hospitals;
- Awaiting foster care placement;
- Having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
- Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
- (Migrant) migratory children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above;
- An "unaccompanied youth", a youth who is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardia
|IF YOU ARE HOMELESS, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO:|
- Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there.
- Continue in the school they last attended before you became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is your choice and it is feasible.
- Receive transportation to the school they last attended before your family became homeless or the school they last attended, if you as a guardian requests such transportation.
- Participate in school programs with children who are not homeless.
- Enroll in school without giving a permanent address.
- Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
- Enroll and attend classes in the school where you are seeking enrollment even while the school and you seek to resolve a dispute over enrolling your child.
- Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs
- Free Lunch and Breakfast program