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Homeless Education

  • Homeless students are defined as individuals lacking a fixed, regular and nighttime residence, which include students living under the following conditions:

    • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship

    • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations

    • Living in emergency, transitional or domestic violence shelters

    • Abandoned in hospitals

    • Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings

    • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings

    • Living as migratory children in conditions described in previous examples

    • Living as run-away children

    • Abandoned or forced out of homes by parents/guardians or caretakers

    • Living as school age unwed mothers in houses for unwed mothers if they have no other living accommodations

    • Unaccompanied youth, defined as any child not in the physical custody of a parent/guardian

  • Services: Homeless learners shall be provided services comparable to those offered to other district learners including, but not limited to, transportation, free and reduced lunch programs, vocational and technical (CTC) programs, preschool programs, programs for learners with limited English proficiency and educational services for which learners meet eligibility criteria.

  • Transportation: The district shall provide transportation for homeless learners to their school of origin or the school they choose to attend within the school district. If the school of origin is outside district boundaries or homeless learners live in another district but will attend their school of origin in this district, the districts shall agree upon a method to apportion the responsibility and costs of transportation.


ELANCO Homeless Liaison:

Mindy Bauman, MSW, LSW

Elementary School Social Worker