Title IX-A: Information for Parents & Families
How can we help?
If you or your family are in a temporary or inadequate living situation due to a loss of housing, we can help!
If you are living in any of the following situations:
- Shared housing with other friends or families
- Runaway/homeless youth, and students who are not living with a parent or legally court-appointed guardian
- Temporary or transitional housing
- Emergency and domestic violence shelters
- Motels or hotels
- Campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes
- Substandard housing (homes without heat, water, or working appliances)
- Cars, abandoned buildings, parks, the streets or other public spaces
We may be able to help you or your child:
- Enroll in school
- Remain in your school if you move to another area
- With transportation to and from school
- Receive free or reduced cost school meals
- Social referrals
- Other services
Whom should you contact for more information about services available?
What are your rights under the law?
You or your McKinney-Vento eligible children have the right to:
- Receive a free, appropriate public education
- Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
- Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents
- Enroll in the local school; or continue attending the school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is your preference. *If the school district believes that the school you select is not in the best interest of your children, then the district must provide you with a written explanation of its position and inform you of your right to appeal its decision
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this
- Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your children's needs. Children with special education needs between the ages of 3 and 21 are eligible to receive special needs services. If you believe your child may be eligible, contact your school or the district Special Education office.