McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

IF YOUR FAMILY LIVES IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:

In a shelter
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Doubled up with another family due to loss of housing or economic hardship
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In a hotel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
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In a car, park, abandoned building


Your eligible children have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gather needed documents.
  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended  when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is your preference.
  • Receive transportation to and from the school or origin, if you request this,
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your child's needs.

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If you believe your children may be eligible, contact a district liaison to find out what services and supports may be available.


District Homeless Liaisons:


Haugen/Hilltop/Tainter Elementary

Amanda Brown

Mental Health Coordinator
Email
715-234-9007, ext. 5530


Middle School/High School

Joshua Morey
School Social Worker
Email
715-234-2181, ext. 5262



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