Homeless Student Services and Support
The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act provides certain rights and protections for families experiencing homelessness. According to McKinney-Vento, anyone who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence is homeless.
Homelessness includes anyone:
- Living in an emergency shelter
- Abandoned in hospitals or awaiting foster care
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
- Living in cars, parks, public spaces, bus or train stations or similar settings
- "Doubled up" living with friends or family due to the loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
- "Unaccompanied youth", under the age of 18, living without a parent or guardian
- Migratory children living in these conditions
Homeless children have the right to attend school where they live or continue school where they became homeless, and receive transportation free. They have a right to receive free breakfast and lunch programs and after school tutoring with free transportation to those schools offering these services.
Informational Brochure: If Homelessness Happens to You...
For further information, to make referrals or for questions regarding services for families experiencing homelessness, please call
Palmyra Elementary Principal
(262) 495-7103 ext. 3301