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Valuable Information For Homeless Students

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act provides certain rights and protections for students experiencing homelessness. Students experiencing homelessness are defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and nighttime residence, which includes the following conditions:

  • Temporarily sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason.
  • Living in motels, hotels, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations.
  • Living in emergency, transitional, or domestic violence shelters.
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations or similar settings.
  • Unaccompanied youth who also meet the definition of homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act.

Students experiencing transition have the right to:

  • School enrollment even without proper enrollment documentation.
  • Attend the school of residency or the school of origin. The school of origin is where the student was last enrolled or where they attended school when permanently housed.
  • Remain enrolled in the child’s school for the duration of homelessness and through the academic year if they become permanently housed.
  • Access to the same programs and services available to all students.
  • Transportation to and-or from school.

If you are experiencing homelessness, would like more information regarding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, or need to dispute a resolution, please contact School District of Sheboygan Falls Homeless Liaison:

Emilie Dahm

Director of Student Services

Printer-friendly version of district’s homelessness brochure.