This act gives children and youth experiencing homelessness the right to enroll in school immediately, even without documents normally required for enrollment, and to stay in one school even if they are changing residences. Every school district has a local homeless education liaison, who must identify and serve children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Who is Considered Homeless?
The term "homeless children and youth" means
individuals wh o lack fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and
who are sharing the houseing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason: living in motels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations, are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement.
children and youths who have primary nighttime residence that is public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or rain stations, or similar settings and
migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle becasue the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).
King/Robinson's Site Based Liaison and their responsibility
If your living situation has changed and you meet the critieria listed above, please contact Ms. Wicks at (475)220-2749 for assistance. Everything discussed is confidential.
Enroll homessless students at K/R.
Complete and submit the intake form for each student.
Properly identify homeless status.
Keep Log updated listing homeless students at your site and their information.
Attend professional development associated with McKinney Vento.
Nofitfy central office of changes or re-assignments using the Site-Based Contact Form.
Post and distribute literature and materials for homeless parents and families at K/R.
Secure all information and process/keep data in a professional, sensitive manner that upholds confidentiality and respect for homeless families privacy.