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  Homelessness Information


If your family lives in any of the following situations:

• In a shelter
• In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation • In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
• Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

Your eligible children have the right to:
• A free, appropriate public education
• Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents required for enrollment
• Enroll and attend classes while the school gathers documents
• Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is your preference and is feasible.
• Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this.
• Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your children’s needs.

If you believe your children may be eligible, contact the local liaison to find out what services and supports may be available.

GISELE JAMES, Superintendent  
JEFFREY HOLLERN, Assistant Principal 
STEPHANIE YOST, Homeless Liaison

For further assistance with your children’s educational needs, contact the
National Center for Homeless Education: 1-800-308-2145

Stephanie Yost Homelessness Liaison

For more information, please contact

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