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Homeless Student Assistance

 

 

If a child..

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

...they qualify for services and resources available the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance ActDistrict-appointed liaisons facilitate, locate, and assist families and students who find themselves needing support to continue receiving the highest standards of education.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Under the McKin​ney-Vento Act, students...

  • Receive a free public education
  • May enroll in school immediately, even if they lack documents normally required for enrollment
  • Attend classes while the school gathers missing documents
  • Enroll in the school closest to the or the school they were last enrolled in (school of origin), even if the child has been forced to relocate
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin
  • Receive all the same educational services other students receive, even if the child 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 if qualified
  • Receive school supplies
  • Receive extra academic support through Title I funding
  • Receive evaluation for any disablities

 

How To Qualify For Services: 

  1. Talk to your school counselor
    The counselor will complete an intake form which will identify your child's needs and any community resources available to them.
  2. Complete the housing questionnaire

  3. Contact the district's McKinney-Vento liaison, Assistant Superintendent Todd Baddley for any additional assistance
    (509) 967-6002
    Todd.Baddley@rsd.org