What Rights & Services do Homeless Students Receive?
Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there.
Right to attend the school origin or the local school.
Be enrolled in school immediately, even if lacking paperwork normally required.
Receive transportation to and from their school of origin.
Receive preschool services, free school meals, services for English language learners, special education, Title I services, vocational/technical education, gifted and talented services, and before and after-school care, as needed.
Go to school with children who are not homeless. Students can not be separated from the regular school program because they are homeless.
Get information and referrals from local liaisons, including information about all available educational programs; information for parents on how they can support their children's education; and referrals to health, mental health dental, and other services.
Have the opportunity to meet the same high academic achievement standards as all students.