6173 BP - Education for Homeless Students

 

Instruction
Board Policy No. 6173

Policy adopted:  November 1, 2007

EDUCATION FOR HOMELESS STUDENTS

The Governing Board desires to ensure that homeless children have access to the same free and appropriate public education provided to other children within the district. The district shall provide homeless students with access to education and other services necessary for these students to meet the same challenging performance standards as other students.

Homeless students shall not be segregated into a separate school or program based on their status as homeless, and shall not be stigmatized in any way.
(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

Transportation

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that placement decisions for homeless students are based onthe student’s best interest as defined in law and administrative regulation. The district shall provide transportation for a homeless student to and from his/her school of origin when the student is residing within the district and the parent/guardian requests that such transportation be provided. If the student moves outside of district boundaries but continues to attend this district’s school of origin, the Superintendent or designee shall consult with the Superintendent of the district in which the student is now residing to agree upon a method to apportion the responsibility and costs of the transportation. (42 USC 11432)

Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
1980-1986 County community schools
2558.2 Use of revenue limits to determine average daily attendance of homeless children
39807.5 Payment of transportation costs by parents
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
11431-11435 McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

 

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