Homeless Students

Homeless Liaison
Jen Hart
jennifer.hart@sageinternationalschool.org

Education of Homeless Children

A “homeless child” is defined as provided in the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act.

Each child of a homeless individual and each homeless child has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other students. The Sage International School Board must assign and admit a child who is homeless to Sage International School regardless of residence and irrespective of whether the homeless child is able to produce records normally required for enrollment. The Sage International School Board may not require an out-of-school attendance agreement and tuition for a homeless child.

The Principal or designee shall review and revise rules or procedures that may act as barriers to the enrollment of homeless children and youths. In reviewing and revising such procedures, consideration shall be given to issues concerning transportation, immunization, residence, birth certificates, school records, and other documentation.

Homeless students shall have access to services comparable to services offered to other students, including but not limited to:

a.    Transportation services;

b.    Educational services for which the student meets eligibility criteria (e.g., Title I);

c.     Educational programs for children with disabilities and limited English proficiency;

d.    Programs in vocational and technical education, as well as programs for gifted and talented students; and

e.    School nutrition program.

The Principal or designee shall give special attention to ensuring the enrollment and attendance of homeless children and youths not currently attending school. The Principal or designee shall appoint a liaison for homeless children.

A complaint regarding the placement or education of a homeless child shall first be presented orally and informally to Sage International School’s Principal or Sage’s homeless liaison/ coordinator, if/as designated by the Principal. Thereafter a written complaint must be filed in accordance with Sage International School’s Uniform Grievance Procedure.

 

 

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