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Homeless

The McKinney-Vento Act provides homeless and highly mobile students with certain rights so they have access to opportunities that will help them meet the same high academic standards expected of all students in our district.

Homeless students live in any of these situations:

  • Children and youth who are sharing the housing of others 
  • Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Abandoned in hospitals
  • Awaiting foster care placement
  • Living in a public or private place not designed for humans to live
  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, etc.
  • Migratory children living in any of the above circumstances

Main Contact

Krissy Zimba
Homeless Liaison
763-585-7376
ZimbaK@district279.org

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, children in homeless situations have the right to:

  • Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there
  • Attend either the local school or the school of origin, if this is in their best interest; the school of origin is the school the child attended when she/he was permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin
  • Enroll in school immediately
  • Participate fully in school activities
  • Have access to the same programs and services that are available to all other students including transportation and supplemental educational services

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