Homeless Students

The District ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth
experiencing homelessness. 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 a similar reason (sometimes referred to as “doubled-up”);
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations;
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters; or
  • Abandoned in hospitals; 15

2) Children and youth 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 youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

4) Migratory children and youth who are living in circumstances described above.