Children who meet the Federal definition of “homeless” will be provided a free appropriate public education in the same manner as all other students of the District. To that end, homeless students will not be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless and will be assigned to the school serving those non-homeless students residing the area in which the homeless child is actually living. The District shall establish safeguards that protect homeless students from discrimination on the basis of their homelessness.
Homeless children and youth means children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and includes children and youth who:
- Share the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason
- Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations
- Live in emergency or transitional shelters
- Are abandoned in hospitals
- Are awaiting foster care placement
- Have a primary night time residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
- Live in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting
Additionally, pursuant to Federal and State Law, migratory children who are living in circumstances described in the bullet points above are also considered homeless.
Homeless preschool-aged children and their families shall be provided equal access to the educational services for which they are eligible, including preschool programs administered by the School District.
To view a copy of the current Homeless Plan, please click here.
For any questions or comments, please contact the Homeless Liaison listed below:
Stanton Township Public Schools
50870 Holman School Rd.
Atlantic Mine, MI 49905
Phone: (906) 482-2797 Fax: (906) 487-5928