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Homeless Education

The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that homeless students are provided a free, appropriate education despite the lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian.  
 
If your family lives in any of the following situations:
  • In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • In a shelter
 
Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Continue to attend their previous school with transportation provided by the districts OR enroll in the local school
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.
 
If you believe your children may be eligible, contact the local liaison to find out what services and supports may be available. There also may be supports available for your preschool-age children.
 
Carol Puderbaugh 541-998-5037
Katie Bradford 541-998-6311 ext. 5621