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Homeless Student Information

McKinney-Vento Act

If your family lives in any of the following situations, you qualify as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act and are entitled to certain rights and protections. Homeless children and youth are defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and include those who meet any of the following criteria:

 

  A. share the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason
  B. live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  C. live in emergency or transitional shelters
  D. are abandoned in hospitals
  E. are awaiting for foster care placement
  F. have a primary night time residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, or
  G. live in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting

 

Your school-aged, eligible children have the right to the following: 

  • Receive a free, appropriate public eduation

  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment

  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents

  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin, if that is your preference and it is feasible

 

Homeless students will be provided services comparable to other students in the District including:

  A. transportation services;
  B. educational services for which the homeless student meets eligibility criteria including services provided under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or similar State and local programs, educational programs for children with disabilities, and educational programs for students with limited English proficiency;
  C. programs in vocational and technical education;
  D. programs for gifted and talented students; and
  E. school nutrition programs;
  F.

before- and after-school programs, if provided by the District.

 

Greeneview Board of Education has a policy, 5111.01 - HOMELESS STUDENTS, which defines and specifies District resources. Homeless Youth Rights Poster

 

Please contact the Homeless Liason, Isaac Seevers, at (937) 675-2728 if you believe you qualify under these circumstances.