NOTE: Each school has a designated point of contact who will assist with enrollment for students experiencing homelessness. Please contact the specific school for this information.
All children have a right to a free, appropriate, public education. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act of 2001. (Public Law 107-110). “Homeless children and youth means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, nighttime residence.” Students experiencing homelessness have the right to enroll in school immediately. Parents can request continued enrollment in the school prior to becoming homeless or at the local school for the current residence. Each school has a contact person to assist with the enrollment of students experiencing homelessness.
Students are considered Homeless if they lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
This may include:
- Sharing housing with another person due to loss of housing or economic hardship
- Living in motels, hotels, campground, street, cars, abandoned buildings or other public spaces
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters
- Foster Youth in emergency shelters and/ or awaiting foster care placement
- Unaccompanied youth
- Children of migratory workers living in any of the circumstances described above.