Homeless and Foster Youth
Section 725 (2) of the McKinney-Vento Act defines "homeless children and youths" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, defined by the following:
- A fixed residence is one that is stationary, permanent, and not subject to change.
- A regular residence is one that is used on a normal, standard, and consistent basis.
- An adequate residence is one that is sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in home environments.
Homeless students have equal access to all programs, including, but not limited to, Special Education, Gifted and Talended Education, State Meal Programs, and Before and After School Programs.
Foster Youth are ensured uninterrupted educational access, including, but not limited to, support in facilitating immediate enrollment in school, ensuring timely transfer of education records, and communicating with foster parents, agencies, social workers, and school district staff.