Homeless Students

Children and youth who are homeless are entitled to special services provided by their local school district. Some of the services they are entitled to include immediate enrollment in school, Title I academic support, transportation to their residency district, access to free lunch program, and certain school supplies.

To be eligible for homeless services, the child or youth must meet one of the following criteria: family is in a temporary emergency shelter; family is living in housing which is not their own home; child or youth is living with someone other than their legal guardian.

Helpful Documents

PDF DocumentAdministrators: What you need to know
PDF DocumentLiaisons: What you need to know
Video DocumentFront Office Staff: Enrolling Students Video (6min)

PDF DocumentHomelessness and Education: An Introduction
PDF DocumentMcKinney-Vento 2001 Reauthorization Overview
PDF DocumentWho Is Homeless?
PDF DocumentUnaccompanied Youth
PDF DocumentStudent Educational Rights - What you need know
PDF DocumentAccountability
PDF DocumentDomestic Violence and Homelessness Info
PDF DocumentEnrollment
PDF DocumentIDEA and Homelessness-Rules
PDF DocumentIdentifying Homeless Students
PDF DocumentMigrant Youth and Homelessness
PDF DocumentResolving Disputes
PDF DocumentSchool of Origin-Rules
PDF DocumentTitle I and Homelessness

Links & Resources

External Link2-1-1 Info Link
Info Link is an area agency which can provide information about area resources for homeless families. Local phone number is 715-735-7555 or toll free 888-328-1119

External LinkMichigan Department of Education – Education of Homeless Website

PDF DocumentUpper Peninsula Homeless Education Assistance Brochure

PDF DocumentLEA Homeless Education Responsibilities

PDF DocumentMcKinney-Vento Act Guidance Manual

PDF DocumentMcKinney Vento “Homeless” Definition.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act definition of “Homeless.” The definition is found on Page 2 of the numbered document. It is Page 4 of the PDF file.