Rights of Homeless Children and Youth
- Homeless students (preschool through high school) have access to a free appropriate public education consistent with the education that would be provided to other children.
- The lack of school records such as birth certificates, proof of guardianship, residency requirements and immunization records should not delay or prevent enrollment of homeless students. Homeless students should be enrolled immediately; then the school should secure the proper documentation.
- A homeless child or youth may remain in the school he or she attended before becoming homeless, if that is determined to be in the child's best interest.
- Homeless students must be provided services comparable to those offered to students who are not homeless, including transportation, meals and special programs.