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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Homeless Children and Youth Have School Rights

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Homeless children and youth lack a regular, fixed, and adequate nighttime residence.

Homeless children and youth may reside in any of the following situations:

In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; On the street;

In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations; or

Doubled up with friends or relatives due to loss of housing, a natural disaster, or other economic hardship.

A homeless student can attend the school that serves the address where the student is temporarily living or 

the school of origin (the school that the student attended prior to becoming homeless).

Transportation may be provided to the school the student attended prior to becoming homeless, if requested.

Homeless students will be provided with free meals.

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MISC-1428 (1/17)

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