The Hempfield School District seeks to ensure educational stability and success for homeless students. The district will ensure that homeless students have access to the same educational programs and services provided to other district students.
Definition of Homeless Students
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations.
- Living in emergency, transitional or domestic violence shelters.
- Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings.
- Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings.
- Living as run-away children.
- Abandoned or forced out of homes by parents/guardians or caretakers.
- Unaccompanied youth, defined as any child not in the physical custody of a parent/guardian.
Student Rights Provided by McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
- Immediate school enrollment.
- Enroll in the local school where they are living, or remain in their original school.
- Receive transportation to their original school, if requested.
- Receive free breakfast and lunch.