Student Rights

McKinney Vento Notice of Rights

 Students experiencing homelessness have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.

  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.

  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.

  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently house or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is their preference and is feasible.

    • If the school district believes that the school selected is not in his/her best interest, then the district must provide the student with a written explanation of its position and inform the student of his/her right to appeal its decision.

  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested

  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the students’ needs.


The Homeless Bill of Rights can be found : National Homeless