Homeless Student Rights

  • Homeless students have the following rights:

    • To attend public school.
    • To enroll in school even without a permanent address.  A homeless student cannot be denied school enrollment just because school records or other enrollment documentation are not immediately available.
    • To stay in their school of origin.  The school of origin is defined as the school the student attended when the student was permanently housed or the school in which the student was last enrolled. 
    • To receive transportation services to and from the school of origin.
    • To participate in extracurricular activities and all federal, state, or local programs for which he/she is eligible.
    • Homeless student between ages 3-21 if determined to be eligible will receive special education services. If you believe your child may be eligible, contact your school principal or the District Special Education Office at (208) 855-4500.