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Children and youth who experience homelessness have the right to receive a free, appropriate public education, ensured by the McKinney-Vento Homeless education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001. This law requires schools to remove barriers to enrollment, attendance and success for homeless students.
in a transitional, domestic, emergency shelter, or a youth shelter
in a motel, hotel, or campground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
- temporarily living with friends or family members because housing was lost.
- in the community -- living in a car, on the street, or in an abandoned building.
- staying with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
receive a no-cost and appropriate public education
stay in school and attend school currently being attended
- enroll in school without a permanent address, immunizations, or records
- get school meals at no cost
- be provided transportation to school
- receive other educational services
More information available from the National Center for Homeless Education: 1-800-308-2145, email@example.com, www.serve.org/nche
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Contact your school's office and ask to be connected to the school licensed social worker.