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Homeless Student Assistance


In transition? Unstable housing situation? Let us connect you with the support to keep your education on track. 

Hardships happen…..the M​cKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act (a federal law) ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. Our district-appointed liaisons facilitate, locate, and assist families and students who find themselves needing support during these difficult moments to continue receiving the highest standards of education.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Do You...

  • ​Live in a shelter, motel or campground?
  • Live doubled-up with other people or couch-surfing?
  • Live in a car, park or abandoned building?

Under the McKin​ney-Vento Act, you have a right to an education without barriers, which means you can:

  • Receive a free public education
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if you lack documents normally required for enrollment
  • Attend classes while the school gathers your missing documents
  • Enroll in the school closest to you or the school you were last enrolled in (school of origin), even if you have been forced to relocate
  • Receive transportation to and from your school of origin
  • Receive all the same educational services other students receive, even if you can't pay
  • Participate in before and after school programs
  • Receive counseling
  • Receive free breakfast and lunch
  • Participate in special education, bilingual vocational and gifted programs as qualified
  • Receive school supplies
  • Receive extra academic support through Title I funding
  • Receive evaluation for any disablities


Get covered in 3 simple step​s...

    ...your school counselor will complete an intake form which will identify your student's needs and any community resources available to you
    ...for any additional resource assistance