Homeless

The Fairview Park City School District is committed to providing services to all resident families, including those that may be homeless.  The district, in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act assures that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as children and youth who are not homeless and has developed policies to help remove barriers to the enrollment, attendance and success in school that homeless children and youth may experience.

Your child has the right to:

  •  Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there
  • Stay in the school that he or she was attending before becoming homeless or the school he or she last attended, if that is your choice and it is feasible
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if you do not have all the paperwork, such as your child’s school or medical records
  • Access the same special programs and services that are provided to other children, including special education, migrant education and vocational education
  • Receive the same public education that is provided to other children, including preschool. (Your child cannot be separated from the mainstream school environment because he or she is homeless. He or she    cannot be segregated in a separate school, separate programs within a school or separate settings within a school.)

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