Homeless students are defined by the McKinney-Vento Act as students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:
Unaccompanied youth not living in the physical custody of a parent or guardian are considered homeless as are migratory children who live in circumstances listed above.
The McKinney-Vento Act requires that homeless children be placed in schools that are in the best interest of the child. The district does not receive any additional funds to support services for homeless children. Hence, children in grades K-12 who are considered homeless receive the same services in school wide programs as all other children.
Procedure Manual For Enrolling Homeless Students
Homeless Dispute Policy
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE