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Homeless Status

This section is taken from Appendix F of the OASIS Summer Handbook.pdf.

Each district is required to identify a homeless liaison to facilitate the identification of and education services provided to homeless students. This person should be able to provide the information about which students have been identified as homeless according to the following definition.

(Sec.725, McKinney-Vento Act – found in Title X of NCLB)- The term "homeless children and youth" means: individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and, includes-

  1. Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reasons; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
  2. Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  3. Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  4. Migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (1) through (3).
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