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Homeless Policy

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, children in homeless situations have the right to: 
Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there. 
Attend either the local school or the school of origin, if this is in their best interest; the school of origin is the school the child attended when he/she was permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled. 
Receive transportation to and from the school of origin. 
Enroll in school immediately, even if missing records and documents normally required for enrollment, such as a birth certificate, proof of residence, previous school records, or immunization/medical records. 
Enroll, attend classes, and participate fully in all school activities while the school gathers records. 
Have access to the same programs and services that are available to all other students, including transportation and supplemental educational services. 
Attend school with children not experiencing homelessness; a school can not segregate a student because he or she is homeless.
 
For more information, contact Jerry Miller at 509-493-1560