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

Steve Greenquist

Palmyra Elementary Principal

(262) 495-7103 ext. 3301 

  • Palmyra-Eagle Area School District
  • 123 Burr Oak St., Palmyra, WI 53156
  • Phone: (262) 495-7101
  • Email