Children and youth experiencing homelessness have the right to:

  • Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there.
  • Continue in the school they last attended before becoming homeless or the school they last attended, if that is the parent’s or guardian’s choice and is feasible.
  • Receive transportation to the school they last attended before their family became homeless or the school they last attended, if a parent or guardian requests such transportation.
  • Attend school and participate in school programs with children who are not homeless.
  • Enroll in school without giving a permanent address.
  • Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
  • Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs.
  • Receive transportation to school and to school programs comparable to that provided to children who are not homeless.

These rights are established under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The McKinney-Vento Act was originally authorized in 1987 and re-authorized in December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). For more information on parent/youth rights please visit https://nche.ed.gov/pr/parent_booklet.php. NCHEP website (https://hepnc.uncg.edu/)

Additional NC Data can be found at:   (https://hepnc.uncg.edu/about/,http://profiles.nche.seiservices.com/StateProfile.aspx?StateID=33)

 

Contact Information PCHS Liaison: Shannon Williams

Email: swilliams@piedmontclassical.com

Phone: 336-897-1128

 

State Coordinator: Lisa Phillips

Email:  lphillip@serve.org

Phone: (336)315-7491