Homeless Rights and Information

If, due to a loss of housing, you must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then you are eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act.

YOUR CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

  • Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there

  • Continue in the school they last attended before you became homeless or the school
    they last attended, if that is your choice and it is feasible

  • Receive transportation to the school they last attended before your family became
    homeless or the school they last attended, if you or a guardian requests such
    transportation

  • Participate in school programs with children who are not homeless

  • Enroll in school without giving a permanent address

  • Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and
    immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment

  • Enroll and attend classes in the school where you are seeking enrollment even while
    the school and you seek to resolve a dispute over enrolling your child

  • Receive the same programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other
    children served in these programs

If you have any questions, please contact the district Homeless Education Liaison, Laura Brown at (352) 486-5477 or laura.brown@levy.k12.fl.us . You may also learn more about your rights at the Florida Department of Education’s K-12 Bureau of Student Assistance at http://www.fldoe.org/bsa/title1/titlex.asp .