For Information On The Homeless and Foster Care Policies At Milan C-2
Milan C-2 Schools Elementary Principal
HOMELESS - - Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes—
• Children and youths who are:
- sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic
hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as “doubled-up”);
- living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of
alternative adequate accommodations;
- living in emergency or transitional shelters; or
- abandoned in hospitals;
• Children and youths who 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;
• Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
• Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described.
Senate Bill 291 (2009) created sections 167.018 and 167.019, RSMo, otherwise known as the “Foster Care Education Bill of Rights”. These laws require public school districts and child placing agencies to ensure foster children don’t fall through the cracks when it comes to receiving an education.