District Homeless Liaison: Mrs. Mary C. Marshall, Superintendent
Please contact Mrs. Marshall if you have any questions or are unsure if your student qualifies for homeless assistance services, 869-4100 ex. 226
HOMELESS STUDENTS - Policy 5111.01
Children who meet the Federal definition of "homeless" will be provided a free appropriate public education in the same manner as all other students of the District. To that end, homeless students will not be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless and will be assigned to the school serving those non-homeless students residing in the area in which the homeless child is actually living. The District shall establish safeguards that protect homeless students from discrimination on the basis of their homelessness.
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 foster care placement
F. have a primary night time residence that is a public or private place not deisgned 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
Additionally, pursuant to Federal and State law, migratory children who are living in circumstances described in A-G above are also considered homeless.
Friday, May 24, 2013