Ann Haddad, LCSW, is the district McKinney-Vento Liaison. Any student or caregiver of a student living in any of the temporary housing situations below contact Ann further assistance.
Ann Haddad, LCSW
If you are an unaccompanied youth or if your family is living in any of the following situations…
- In emergency or transitional housing;
- Sharing housing due to loss of housing or economical hardship;
- In a motel, hotel, trailer park, or camping grounds due to lack of other housing;
- In a car, park, public space, abandoned building, or bus or train station;
- Awaiting foster care placement; or
- In any of the above housing arrangements and are eligible for the Migrant Education Program
…you or your children have important educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Act, a federal law.
This law protects the educational rights of children and youth living in temporary housing situations such as those described above. Unaccompanied youth, children, and teens living in these situations will be protected by the McKinney-Vento Act for the entire time they are living in a temporary housing situation.
You or your children have the right to:
- Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there;
- Choose between the local school close to where they are currently living, the school they attended before losing their housing (known as the school of origin) or the school where they were last enrolled (also known as the school of origin);
- Enroll and participate in school without providing proof of residency, immunizations, school records, or other documents normally needed for enrollment;
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin;
- Receive transportation to and from school-related meetings (parent-teacher conferences);
- Receive meal assistance;
- Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as those offered to other students who are eligible to receive them; and
- Enroll and attend classes in the school selected even while the parent/guardian and the school resolve disagreements about enrollment.
The Residency Questionnaire is completed by all students at the beginning of each school year. If you feel you did not complete a form or your housing situation has changed, print a copy and return it to Miss Thompson once complete.