Homeless/Foster Care Information
If you live in any of the following situations:
- In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
- On the street
- In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or
- Doubled up with friends and/or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing
Then, you have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. These rights include:
- Going to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there. You must be given access to the same public education provided to other students.
- Continuing in the school you attended before you became homeless or the school you last attended, if that is your choice and is feasible.
- Receiving transportation to the school you attended before you became homeless.
- Attending and participating in school programs with students who are not homeless.
- Enrolling in school without giving a permanent address.
- Enrolling and attending classes while the school arranges for transfer of school and immunization records.
- Enrolling and attending classes in the school of your choice, even while the school and you seek to resolve a dispute over enrollment.
- Receiving the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other students served in these programs.
- Receiving transportation to school and to school programs.
If you believe you may be eligible, please contact Armada Area Schools local liaison, Ms. Rory Ayotte at (586) 784-2419 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or MISD School Health Education and Homeless Consultant Ms. Sara Orris at (586) 228-3460 or email@example.com, to identify what services and supports may be available.
If you need further assistance with your educational needs, please contact the National Center for Homeless Education at 1-800-308-2145, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://nche.ed.gov/.