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Students Experiencing Homelessness in City Schools. Shayna Robinson Homeless Education Associate Office of Enrollment, Choice and Transfers. Definition of Homelessness. Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, like those: Doubled up due to loss of housing

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Students experiencing homelessness in city schools

Students Experiencing Homelessness in City Schools

Shayna Robinson

Homeless Education Associate

Office of Enrollment, Choice and Transfers


Definition of homelessness
Definition of Homelessness

Children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, like those:

  • Doubled up due to loss of housing

  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds

  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters

  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings

  • Temporarily in state-supervised care, awaiting foster care placement





Students identified as homeless in city schools
Students Identified as Homeless in City Schools

  • These numbers only reflect students identified in City Schools, not an actual count of homeless youth in Baltimore City which reached about 6,000 in 2013*



How schools can support students experiencing homelessness
How Schools Can Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

By simply enrolling students, schools can provide:

  • Structure, routine, normalcy to counteract the upheaval of homelessness

  • Free school meals

  • Caring adults

  • Opportunities for positive socialization

  • Referrals for community-based services: health, mental health, housing (Family Preservation)


Policy jfe and regulation jfe ra
Policy JFE and Regulation JFE-RA

Policy developed to serve people, not to punish or exclude them by:

  • Eliminating all barriers to children and youth who are homeless and eligible to attend City Schools

  • Maintaining a stable education environment and minimizing effects of homelessness on academic achievement and social-emotional development


Rights of homeless students
Rights of Homeless Students

  • Reasonable efforts will be made to indentify all school-aged children and youth who are homeless

  • Students who are homeless:

    • Are enrolled as soon as they are identified;

    • Retain homeless protections for entire school year;

    • May enroll in the “school of origin” or the closest school choice option;

    • Are provided services comparable to other non-homeless students;

    • Are eligible for transportation; and

    • Are eligible for food and nutrition services.

  • A dispute resolution process will be used to resolve all disputes and provide a clear appeals process for all parents, guardians, or unaccompanied youth


Contact information
Contact Information

Shayna Robinson

Office of Enrollment, Choice and Transfers

200 E. North Avenue, Room 106

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

410.396.8600

www.baltimorecityschools.org/ect

SPRobinson@bcps.k12.md.us

homeless@bcps.k12.md.us