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.
Homelessness and Education: An Introduction
McKinney-Vento 2001 Reauthorization Overview
Who Is Homeless?
Student Educational Rights - What you need know
Domestic Violence and Homelessness Info
IDEA and Homelessness-Rules
Identifying Homeless Students
Migrant Youth and Homelessness
School of Origin-Rules
Title I and Homelessness
Links & Resources
2-1-1 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
McKinney 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.