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Under McKinney-Vento (MV), students experiencing homelessness can stay in their school of origin or enroll in any local public school that students living in the same area are eligible to attend. If MV-protected students decide to attend the school of origin, they are also entitled to transportation to that school. Students experiencing homelessness are entitled to immediate enrollment, even if they do not have: school records, medical records including immunization records, proof of residency, guardianship papers, and birth certificate, or other documents normally needed.

Definition of Homelessness
Full text of the Federal legislation
Enrollment Questionaire
STAC-202 form (System to Track and Account for Children)
NYS Technical & Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS)
Determining Eligibility for Rights and Services Under the McKinney-Vento Act
Presentation from NYS-TEACHS that explains the basics
Relevant NYS Regulations
Short guide to the rights of students living in temporary housing
National Center for Homeless Education
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Beyond Debate (video)

Last updated on 9/3/2013
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