Homeless Education

Elementary Student

Erika Hamlet, Homeless Liaison
Office:  443-809-6485
Fax:  410-296-3147

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Vision:  Supporting homeless students to be successful in life.
Mission:  Homeless education is committed to providing equitable access to services that builds homeless students' foundation for intellectual and social development.

The Office of Pupil Personnel Services provides educational support to homeless students and their families ensuring that services are provided as outlined under the McKinney Homeless Education Act to ensure continuity in education.

All homeless students attending non-Title I schools are eligible for all services and programs available to students in Title I schools.

‚ÄčAll children have a right to a free, appropriate, public education.  The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act of 2001. (Public Law 107-110). “Homeless children and youths mean individuals who lack a fixed, regular, nighttime residence.”  Homeless students have the right to enroll in school immediately.  Parents can request continued enrollment in the school prior to becoming homeless or at the local school for the current residence.  Each school has a contact person to assist with enrollment of homeless students.

Students are considered homeless if they lack a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence.

This may include:

  • Sharing housing with another person due to loss of housing or economic hardship

  • Living in motels, hotels, camp ground, street, cars, abandoned buildings or other public spaces

  • Foster Youth in emergency shelters and/or awaiting foster care placement

  • Unaccompanied Youth

  • Children of migratory workers living in any of the circumstances described above.          

Homeless Brochure