SFIS POLICY - EDUCATION OF HOMELESS CHILDREN
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Act defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, or adequate night time residence. The rights and services under the McKinney-Vento Act and Title I are included in the Saint Francis Indian School Homeless policy.
THE ST FRANCIS INDIAN SCHOOL POLICY IS TO
- Ensure the immediate enrollment of children or youth experiencing homelessness until all enrollment records may be secure; i.e. academic records, medical records, proof of residency, or other documentation
- Keep a student experiencing homelessness in the school of origin, except when parent or guardian waives that right.
- Ensure the elimination of stigmatization or segregated services and elimination of other identified barriers for homeless children and youth
- Provide children or youth experiencing homelessness with the same services offered to other students in the school, including the following:
- Transportation services
- Educational services for which the child or youth meets the eligibility criteria, such as services provided under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, or similar state or local programs, educational programs for children with disabilities, and educational programs for students with limited English proficiency.
- Programs in vocational and technical education.
- Programs for gifted and talented students.
- School nutrition programs.
If you believe your child(ren) may qualify for McKinney-Vento (Homeless) services, please printout and complete the form below, then return it to your school Principal or Federal Programs Director (Admin Bldg).