Homeless Education

  • The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act and state law protects the rights of Homeless Children and Youth to receive a free and appropriate public education.

    Everyone who is between the ages of 5 and 21 on September 1st of the school year and has not been expelled has the right to attend school, even if they:

      • don't have a permanent home
      • sleep in a shelter
      • have a previous address in another city or state
      • don't live with a parent or legal guardian
      • live temporarily double-up with friends or family
      • don't have school records
      • sleep in a campground, car, abandoned building, or other facility not designed for, or ordinarily used as regular accomodations for human beings
      • need help getting vaccinations or TB skin test

    Homeless Education  Department Activities:

      • Residence Survey
      • District Homeless Liaison
      • Required under NCLB
      • Program provided under Title I funds
      • Train parent educators on program requirements
      • Train PEIMS personnel on ITCC’s reporting
      • Review Documentation-provide assistance and answer inquiries