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Homeless

Anyone who, due to lack of housing, lives in an emergency/transitional shelter, motel, hotel, trailer park, campground, abandoned in a hospital, is awaiting foster care, lives in a car, park, public place, bus/train station, an abandoned building, or is doubled-up with a relative/friend, or is a migratory child in any of the above conditions, is considered homeless.

Homeless children have a right to attend school.  The district liaison for the homeless will assist children and youth accessing education services while homeless.  Homeless children do not need a permanent address to enroll in school.  Homeless children have the right to stay in their home school if the parents choose.  A child cannot be denied school enrollment just because school records or other enrollment documentation are not immediately available.  A child has the right to transportation services to and from the school of origin.  A child has the right to participate in extracurricular activities and all federal, state or local programs for which he/she is eligible.