· In a motel, hotel, or campground
· In a car, park, public place, bus or train station, or abandoned building
· Doubled up with relatives or friends
· In the above conditions and is a migratory child or youth
This definition of homelessness applies to children and youth with:
· Uncertain housing
· A temporary address
· No permanent physical address
Children and youth living in these settings meet criteria for the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness and have special educational rights.
Where can a child or youth without a fixed, regular, and adequate residence attend school?
· The school the child or youth attended before becoming homeless or was last enrolled
· The school in the attendance area where the child or youth is currently living
How can delays be avoided when enrolling a student experiencing homelessness in school?
· Enroll the student immediately
· Contact the previous school and ask that the records be sent
For more information, contact the building principal, school counselor, or Norwin School District’s local homeless liaison, Maggie Zimmer, at 724-861-3037.