Homeless and Foster Care
HOMELESS -- The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program ensures that homeless children and youth are provided a free, appropriate public education, despite lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian. The state public school admission statute assuring the right of homeless and other children and youth in similar circumstances to enroll in schools is ORS 339.115(7).
- If your family lives in any of the following situations:
- In a Shelter
- In a motel or campground due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodation
- In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
- Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship
- Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections
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FOSTER CARE -- The ESSA provisions relating to students in foster care include:
- Allowing students in foster care to remain in the school district /school of origin even when the foster home placements change.
- Immediate enrollment of students in foster care after a school move.
- Foster care point of contact in every state education agency as well as each school district.
- Plans for school district/school of origin transportation to maintain a foster student attendance in the school district/school of origin.
- Tracking achievement and graduation data for students in foster care