Homeless Students in Oregon February 14, 2011 Original Presentation to Leaders Roundtable Donna Bolt , ODE . www.leadersroundtable.org. Homeless students: What the law requires.
By federal law, students identified as homeless are entitled to the same public education as other children and youth
The law requires school districts to report annually how many students were homeless during any part of the school year. And every district has had to appoint a liaison between homeless families and its schools
Sharing Housing with Relatives, Friends or Others due to:
A school district shall not exclude from admission a child located in the district
*Enrollment is not final ADM count
Schools are doing a better job of identifying students who lack permanent homes and also doing a better job of helping students in those straits to overcome barriers and stay in school.
More than 200 homeless education specialists around the state work to make sure that students who become homeless get the bus rides, food baskets, utility assistance, encouragement and red-tape-busting that they and their families need to keep them in class.
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