Any student deemed to be homeless will be afforded a free and appropriate public education. There are no policies, practices, or regulations that act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children.
Pursuant to the requirments of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the No Child LEft Behind Act of 2001 and the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assiatance Act, all homeless, migrant and EL children must have equal access to the same free appropriate public education, including public preschool education, provided to other children and youth. Such children will be provided the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and state student performance standards to which all students are held with being stigmatized or isolated.
The enrollment of homeless, migrnat, and English Learner children and youth shall not be denied, prohibited, or delayed from school attendance due to any of the following barriers:
- Lack of birth certificate
- Lack of school records or transcripts
- Lack of immunization or helath reacords
- Lack of Social Secrurity Card
- Lack of proof of residency
- Lack of transportation
- Guardian ship or custody
School administrations, with the assistance of local government agencies, shall take necessary steps to assist families obtain documentation necessary for school admission.
No student will be excluded from any federally assisted education program on the basis of a surname or language-minority status. (No Child Left Behind Act of 2011, Title III-Language Instruction for Limited English Porficient and Immigrant Students, Part C, Secition 3302(f)).