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Educational Rights

Homeless Youth Services | Resources

You can use this page to learn more about the educational rights of students being served through the Homeless Youth Services Department.


Educational Rights for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Your child or children may have the right to:


  • Immediate enrollment in the school they last attended (school of origin) or the local school where you are currently staying, even if you do not have all the documents normally required at the time of enrollment.


  • Continue to attend their school of origin, if requested by you, and it is in their best interest.


  • Receive transportation to and from their school of origin, the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children, including free meals and Title I.


  • Receive the full protections and services provided under all federal and state laws, as it relates to homeless children, youth, and their families.