If, due to a lack of housing, you must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or trailers, or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then according to the McKinney-Vento Act you are considered homeless.
Your children have the right to:
Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there.
Continue in the school in which they began the school year before you became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is the choice and it is feasible.
Receive transportation to the school they last attended before your family became homeless or the school they last attended, if you or a guardian requests such transportation.
Attend a school and participate in school programs with children who are not homeless.
Enroll in school without giving a permanent address.
Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
Enroll and attend classes in the school of your choice while the school and you seek to resolve a dispute over enrolling your child.
Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs.
Receive transportation to school and to school programs.
At School, ask about these Special Services:
Free breakfast and lunch programs
Free transportation services
Special transportation for children to remain in their home school
Special Education programs, especially if the student has previously received Special Education services
Programs to help children learn English
Gifted or talented programs
Summer school programs