• Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Have the Right to a Free, Appropriate Public Education

    Our district is guided by the McKinney-Vento Act. This law provides homeless and highly mobile students with certain rights so they have access to opportunities that will help them meet the same high academic standards expected of all students in our district.

    Homeless Students live in any of these conditions:

    In a shelter (family, individual, domestic violence, youth, temporary housing)
    In a motel or hotel
    Doubled up with others because of lack of housing or economic hardship
    Temporary foster care or awaiting foster care
    On the street
    In a car, park, abandoned building, or other places not designed for human habitation
    The McKinney-Vento Federal Act ensures Homeless Students have the rights to:

    Immediate enrollment to school
    Continue in the school they attended before they became homeless
    Transportation to their school of origin, if feasible
    Access to school support staff services
    Title I services
    Free school meals
    Dispute school placements that differ from parent or student request
    For questions and additional info contact:

    Tami Alphs
    Special Education Director
    Tami.Alphs@alschools.org 
    507-379-4822