"If it wasn't for Project TEACH to help me, I don't know if I would have been able to get my children the proper necessities they needed to get enrolled and have the supplies they needed to start school right away. Thank you for giving my family this opportunity."
- a parent
Educational Rights of Children Experiencing Homelessness
In compliance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act, each school district is required to designate a liaison for homeless children and youths. Parents/guardians should contact the liaison to obtain assistance, services and resolution of disputes that arise regarding the enrollment process.
Children experiencing homelessness have a right to:
- Consistently attend school no matter where they stay at night (shelter, motel, car, temporarily
- Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which they are eligible
- Continue to attend the same school upon moving away from the school’s attendance area or
- Receive transportation from where they are currently staying back to the school of origin
- Enroll in local school where they are staying without a permanent residence or proof of residency
- Immediately attend school while the school obtains records (immunization record, cumulative
records, special education documents)
- Automatically receive free/reduced price lunches and other services of the food program without