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.