• 北京福利彩票官网LESS STUDENTS

    The 北京福利彩票官网less Education Program ensures access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for children and youth experiencing 北京福利彩票官网lessness in accordance with McKinney-Vento 北京福利彩票官网less Education Act, Title VII- B, reauthorized in 2002 as part of the No Child Left Behind Act. The Program for the Education of 北京福利彩票官网less Children and Youth provides the following services:
     
    • Transportation
    • Educational Support and Remediation Service
    • School Supplies
    • Community Based Resources
     
    The APS 北京福利彩票官网less Education Liaison acts as a link between family, shelter, school system and community resources to coordinate educational services for 北京福利彩票官网less students.   
     
     
    Sana Ali, LMSW
    APS 北京福利彩票官网less Liason
    130 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
    sana.Ali@atlanta.k12.ga.us
    Office: 404-802-2245
    Fax:    404-802-1205 
     
     
                                                                      
     
    Frequently Asked Questions: 
     
    北京福利彩票官网lessness Defined.  The McKinney-Vento 北京福利彩票官网less Assistance Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. Section 11434a (2) et.seq., identifies 北京福利彩票官网less students as those who:
    1.     Lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence;
    2.     Share the housing of other persons due to the loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; live in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
    3.     Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
    4.     Live in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; or
    5.     Are migratory and live in the conditions set forth in items 2, 3, and 4 above.

     What schools would a 北京福利彩票官网less student attend? The student may:

    1.     Continue enrollment in the school of origin; or
    2.     Enroll in the school serving the attendance zone where the student is physically residing.

     How long can a 北京福利彩票官网less student who attends his/her school of origin remain? A student who is or becomes 北京福利彩票官网less may:

    1. Attend the school of origin for the duration of 北京福利彩票官网lessness, whether the 北京福利彩票官网lessness condition occurs during or between academic years.
    2. Stay in the school for the remainder of the academic year if the student becomes permanently housed during the academic year. The student must transfer to the school zoned for the permanent residence at the beginning of the next academic year.

    Is transportation provided? If the student continues enrollment in the school of origin while staying at a temporary residence outside of the school zone, transportation will be provided to and from the school of origin if requested by the parent/guardian/caregiver/unaccompanied youth. Provision of transportation assistance will be made in the best interest of the child. Requests for transportation may be made directly to the 北京福利彩票官网less liaison or the school social worker.

    What is the student is an Unaccompanied Youth? The McKinney-Vento 北京福利彩票官网less Assistance Act defines unaccompanied youth as youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian [42 U.S.C. §11434A (6)] and eligible for immediate school enrollment. The absence of an available caregiver should not impede enrollment. Unaccompanied, 北京福利彩票官网less youth, who are on their own completely, should be enrolled in school immediately, even if the child or youth is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, medical records, proof of residency, or other documentation. [42 U.S.C. §§11432(g)(3)( C)(i)]. Schools cannot require caregivers to become legal guardians within a certain period of time after the child enrolls in school.

    If a 北京福利彩票官网less student arrives at school without a parent/guardian, the student shall be enrolled and the school social worker notified. The social worker shall contact the parent/guardian and complete the enrollment process. Students must meet age eligibility criteria for enrollment. The Caregiver Authorization form can be used to enroll a 北京福利彩票官网less student without a parent or legal guardian. However, this form should not create further barriers or delay school enrollment for unaccompanied youth without the support of a caregiver.

    What if the parent has an issue or dispute?  The parent /guardian or unaccompanied youth should contact the school social worker or the APS 北京福利彩票官网less liaison. The parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth can also ask the school for a Dispute Resolution Form.