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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