Homeless - 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;
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 at 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.
- National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth
- National Center for Homeless Education
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction/Homeless Education Page
- National Center on Family Homelessness
- Spokane Cares
- Spokane Housing Authority
- Fig Tree Resources Directory
- Schoolhouse Connection