Children Who are Homeless

  • A child who is homeless and is entering kindergarten must be 5 on or before Sept. 1.
  • A child who is homeless and is entering first grade must be 6 on or before Sept. 1.

The family must provide documentation to validate the child’s homeless status.* Acceptable documentation includes: A letter/document on letterhead written and signed by the homeless liaison in the public school district to which the child is assigned or by the Owner/Executive Director of the shelter or transitional housing facility of which the family resides.

Documentation must include:
1. Child’s name
2. Effective date(s)
3. Signature of the local educational liaison or the director of the homeless shelter.

*There is no income threshold for homeless students to qualify.

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