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Homeless Education - McKinney - Vento


The goal of the Mead School District 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 because you cannot find or afford housing;
    • Waiting for a foster-care placement
    Homeless students have the choice of remaining in the school they have been attending at the time they became homeless or enrolling in a school near their temporary housing. In either case, homeless students are guaranteed transportation, even between school districts.

    For enrollment and transportation support, please contact your school or Kelly Schultz @ 509-465-6008.

    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 District 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.
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