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Identification of Homeless Children

 

Based on the definition of homelessness developed under the Stewart B. McKinney Homless Assistance Act:
A homeless individual is one who:
1. does not have a fixed, regular, and adequate residence
2. has a primary night-time residence in a supervised public or privately owned shelter
3. is temporarily staying with relatives of friends because of loss of job, other income loss, house loss
4. is staying in a motel, hotel, campground or similar setting due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
 
It is the desire of the district to ensure that homeless children have access to a free and appropriate education comparable to the education of children who are non-homeless.
To complete a student residency questionnaire or to obtain more information, please contact a counselor at any of our schools.

For any disputes concerning homeless identification or placement please contact the homeless liaison.

Maureen Power, Homeless Liaison

662-285-4022

maureenpower@choctaw.k12.ms.us