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The McKinney - Vento Homeless Education Act
The Education of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations: As Found in the "No Child Left Behind Act"

Removing Barriers to School Success for Homeless Children

 

 

If you live in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter
  • In a motel or campground due to lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building or bus or train station
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

You may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento act


Eligible students 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 housed 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

If you believe you may be eligible, contact:  

 

Dianna Outlaw
District Homeless Liaison
diannaoutlaw@ipsb.education
(255) 687 - 7066
(225) 687 - 5400 ext 2331



 

Contact Information

Iberville Parish School Board
58030 Plaquemine Street
Plaquemine, Louisiana 70764
Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00

 

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