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5111.01 Policy_Homeless Students

Children who meet the Federal definition of "homeless" will be provided a free and appropriate public education in the same manner as all other students of the District and will not be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless. No homeless student will be denied enrollment based on a lack of proof of residency. No Board policy, administrative procedure, or practice will be interpreted or applied in such a way as to inhibit the enrollment, attendance, or school success of homeless children.
Homeless students will be provided all services comparable to other students in the District including, but not limited to:
A. Transportation services;
B. Educational services for which the homeless student meets eligibility criteria including services provided under
    Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or similar State and local programs, educational
    programs for children with disabilities, and educational programs for students with limited English proficiency;
C. Programs in vocational and technical education;
D. Programs for gifted and talented students; and
E. School nutrition programs.
The Superintendent will appoint a Liaison for Homeless Children who will perform the duties as assigned by the
Superintendent. Additionally, the Liaison will coordinate and collaborate with the State Coordinator for the
Education of Homeless Children and Youth as well as with community and school personnel responsible for the
provision of education and related services to homeless children and youths.
42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 8, 2011, 7:45 AM