You have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
As a family experiencing transitional housing you have the right to:
- Continue your child’s education at the school they attended prior to becoming homeless (their school of origin for this school year)
- Enroll your child in any public school that other students are eligible to attend, from the same attendance area.
- Appeal if your child is sent to a school other than their school of origin or a school requested by you.
- Have your child enroll in and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed without being separated from other students.
- Receive educational services for which your child is eligible including transportation services; participate in meal programs, referrals to health care/immunization services, and other appropriate services.
If your family lives in any of the following situations you may qualify for services:
- In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground;
- On the street;
- In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodation; or
- Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing.
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