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Families in Transition

Family Rights Under McKinney-Vento

Students who are identified as homeless by the school district’s homeless-families in transition  liaison have the following rights from the point of identification:

  • Immediate school enrollment: Even without proof of residency, guardianship, immunizations, or school records.

  • School choice: Students may choose to stay at the school of origin (the school attended when permanently housed or the school last attended), or to enroll in the school where currently living for the remainder of the academic year (boundary school).

  • Free lunches: Students are automatically eligible to receive free lunch for the duration of the school year.

  • School fee waivers: Students have the right to receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the student’s needs.

  • School Supplies: Access to educational materials and supplies.

  • Transportation: Eligible to receive transportation to and from the school of origin for the duration of the school year.  Transportation shall be provided in accordance with district transportation guidelines.

  • Other Resources: Assistance linking to community resources and support.

   Mrs. Kim Rivera-Kloeppel MSSW

   School Social Worker & Families in Transition Liaison

   262-514-8200 Ext. 6500 (WGSD)
   262-210-8591 (Cell)

   Email me!