Homeless Education - McKinney-Vento
The goal of SIA is to keep students in school who find themselves in temporary or transitional housing during the school year.
You and/or your family are considered "homeless" if you are:
Living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground;
Living on the street;
Living in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodation;
Doubled up with friends or relatives due to loss of housing, economic need or similar reason;
Homeless students have the choice of remaining in the school they have been attending at the time the became homeless or enrolling in a school near their temporary housing. In either case, homeless students are guaranteed transportation, even between school districts.
For questions about McKinney-Vento, please contact our McKinney-Vento Coordinator Nate Pelton (K-5 Associate Principal at 509-209-8730, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For enrollment and transportation support, please contact Russ Battiata (Director of Operations) at 509-209-8730 or email@example.com.
Know Your Rights
Homeless students have certain rights under Federal law, including:
The right to go to school and receive the services you need, just like other students;
The right to continue in the school you were in before you became homeless, if you want to;
The right to continue in the same school you are in if you are homeless now;
The right to transportation to school, according to current transportation guidelines;
The right to enroll and attend classes without giving a permanent address;
The right to enroll and attend classes even if you are missing documents usually required for enrollment.