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homeless children and youth, the attendance director is required to:
ensure that public notice of the educational rights of students in homeless
situations is disseminated where children and youth receive services.
ensure that parents or guardians are informed of educational and related op-
portunities available to their children, and are provided with meaningful opportunities to
participate in the education of their children.
assisted in accessing all transportation services for their children, including
to the school or origin.
help unaccompanied youth choose and enroll in a school, considering the
youth’s wishes, and provide the youth with notice of his or her right to appeal the school
district’s decision.
immediately assist in obtaining immunizations or record of immunizations or
other medical records for those students who do not have them, and assure that students
are enrolled in school while the records are being obtained.
ensure that homeless children and youths are identified by school personnel
and through coordination activities with other entities and agencies.
ensure that homeless children and youths enroll in, and have a full and equal
opportunity to success in schools of that local educational agency.
ensure that homeless families, children, and youths receive educational ser-
vices for which such families, children, and youths are eligible, including Head Start and
Even Start programs and preschool programs administered by the local educational
agency, and referrals to health services, and other appropriate services.
ensure that enrollment disputes are mediated as outlined in Paragraph (3) (E)
of the McKinney-Vento Act.
ensure that all barriers are removed in the process of a student’s educational
Approved by Harrison County Board of Education
Effective Date: June 3, 2003 Revised: May 16, 2006, June 16, 2009, September 1, 2009, June 1,
2010, May 3, 2011