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Foster Youth and McKinney-Vento

    Foster Youth Education Rights
 
 
  1. Right to remain in your school of origin
  2. Right to immediate enrollment in school
  3. Right to partial credits for high school students
  4. Graduation rights
  5. School discipline rights
  6. Right to your school records

 

 

 

McKinney-Vento 

 

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition includes:

 
- Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of
   housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
 
- Children and youths who may be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, shelters
 
- Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private
   place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for
   human beings
 
- Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private
   place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for
   human beings’ similar settings, or
 
- Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are children who are living in
   similar circumstances listed above
 
 

If you believe you may be eligible, contact the student services office to find out what services and supports may be available.