OF HOMELESS STUDENTS
Homeless students have the right to:
- Receive a free and appropriate public education
- Chose a school in the town you used to live in
or the town you live in now (whichever is in your best interests.)
- Receive the same school services (such as transportation,
reduced or free lunch, special education, English as a second language,
etc.) as non-homeless students
- Enroll in school without a permanent address
- Talk to the school principal or superintendent
if theres a question about your enrolling in school.
The Street Academy serves homeless youth ages 13 through 20.
Definition of a homeless student:
A homeless student means a student eligible
to attend elementary or secondary school who:
A) Lacks a fixed , regular and adequate night
B) Has a primary night time residence that
1) A supervised publicly or privately
operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations,
including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing
for the mentally ill.
2) An institution that provides temporary residence for individuals
intended to be institutionalized: or
3) A public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used
as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings or
C) is a child of a parent or guardian to whom A or B applies.