Residency for Homeless Children

MJUSD
DIVISION 5000
STUDENTS
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION

RESIDENCY FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN

Homeless students living in the District shall be admitted to District schools upon presentation of any of the following:

  1. hotel or motel receipts;
  2. a letter from a social service agency or homeless shelter verifying that the student lives within the District; or
  3. an affidavit from the parent/guardian stating that the family lives within the District.

A reasonable effort shall be made to secure an address, phone number and medical release from the parent/guardian when a student is placed in a classroom.

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

Management Resources:

CDE Publications
Enrolling Students in Homeless Situations, 1999

Federal Register
U.S. Department of Education: Notice of school enrollment guidelines, 67 Fed. Reg. 10698

Web Sites
CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov
U.S. Department of Education:http://www.ed.gov
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty: http://www.nlchp.org

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