JECBD - Homeless Students**
Re-adopted: 4/26/17, 11/16/22
Homeless students in the district will have access to the education and other services needed to ensure that an opportunity is available to meet the same academic achievement standards to which all students are held.
A liaison for students in homeless situations will be designated by the district to carry out duties as required by law.
The district will ensure that homeless students are not stigmatized nor segregated on the basis of their status as homeless. A district will admit a homeless student in accordance with the student’s best interest, to the student’s school of origin or enroll the student in a district school in the attendance area in which the homeless student is actually living, unless contrary to the request of the parent or unaccompanied student. Transportation will1 be provided in accordance with law.
The superintendent will develop administrative regulations to remove barriers to access and participation by homeless students.
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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Subtitle VII-B, reauthorized by Title IX-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 11431-11435 (2012).
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (2012); Family Educational Rights and Privacy, 34 C.F.R. Part 99 (2017).