Homeless Education Services

Information for Families

What families experiencing homelessness need to know:

  • Children and youth who are homeless have a right to attend school;
  • You do not need to have a permanent address to enroll in school;
  • You have the right to attend the school you last attended before becoming homeless (school of origin) if evaluated to be in your best interest;
  • Your child has the right to transportation service to and from their school of origin;
  • Homeless children and youth have the right to immediate enrollment;
  • Enrollment records, including past school records and health records, are not a reason for denial to immediate school enrollment. Help securing these documents can be offered by your school personnel and the Homeless Liaison;
  • If enrollment disputes arise, schools must provide you with written explanation and your right to appeal;
  • Unaccompanied homeless youth have these same rights.

Protocol for Admission of Students Experiencing Homeless
Feasibility Study for Placement of Students Experiencing Homelessness
Affidavit for Missing Enrollment
Identification Form for Students Experiencing Homelessness

For additional information and support, contact your school counselor who will also coordinate with the school social worker.

Carla Alpern

Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Homeless Liaison
Phone: 540-894-5115

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