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Homeless Education How Schools Can Help Our Students

MCKINNEY-VENTO DEFINITION OF HOMELESS

42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2)

The term “homeless children and youth”—

A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…; and

B. includes —

i. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;

ii. 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…;

iii. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;

Homeless Students: In Their Own Words

Document: The Most Frequently Asked Questions on the Educational Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations

Homeless Education In Edmond Public Schools

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Andrea Wheeler, EPS Homeless Liaison

405-340-2919

andrea.wheeler@edmondschools.net

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