Educational Rights

  • Under the McKinney Vento Act, children in homeless situations have the right to:

    • Immediate enrollment, even if they are missing records required for enrollment such as a birth certificate, proof of residence, previous school records or immunization records
    • Attend the local school or the school of origin depending on what is in the child’s best interest (school of origin is the school the child attended when he/she was permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled)
    • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, when possible.
    • Have access to the same programs and services that are available to other students
    • Free-Reduced Lunch Program
    • Title I Services