It is IMPERATIVE to keep the school updated with any new telephone or address information so you will receive a call from the system informing you of delays or closings.
The McKinney-Vento Act was created by Congress to allow students to stay in their current school or enroll in a school when school records can not be completed due to homelessness. The goal if this federal act is to ensure the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children in school.
Potential homeless situations faced by students:
+Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost home or cannot afford a home
+Staying in a motel or hotel
+Living in an emergency, transitional, or domestic violence shelter
+Staying in substandard housing
+Living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building, or bus/train station
+Awaiting foster care placement
+Living in a campground or inadequate trailer home
+Abandoned in a hospital
+Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter
THE RIGHTS OF HOMELESS CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS
+Your child has the right to go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there. Your child must be given access to the same public education, including preschool that is provided to other children.
+Your child has the right to stay in the school that he or she was attending before becoming homeless or the school that he or she last attended, if that is your choice and it is feasible.
+Your child has the right to be enrolled in school immediately, even if you do not have all the paperwork; such as, his/her school or medical records.
+You do not have to provide the school with proof of address.
+Your child has the right to be provided with transportation to and from school until you get permanent housing.
+Your child has the right to the same special programs and services that are provided to other children, including special education, migrant education, and vocational education.
+Your child cannot be separated from the mainstream school environment because he or she is homeless.
Questions- Call Sharon Buchanan at 765-641-2119 or Angie Vickery 765-641-2126