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Instruction/Programs for Homeless Students

The School Board shall make reasonable efforts to identify homeless children within the Sioux Falls School District, encourage their enrollment, and eliminate barriers to their education which may exist in District policies or practices, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.

Homeless students, as defined by federal and state statutes, residing within the District or residing in temporary shelters in the District, are entitled to free school privileges. No child or youth in the public schools shall be discriminated against or stigmatized because of homelessness.

 

Legal References:

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Acts of 2001
42 USC § 11431 et seq.

 

Policy   Board Action
Adopted: 08-13-07 37812
Reviewed: 05-23-11 36060
Reviewed: 02-11-13 36555
Reviewed: 08-11-14 36976
Reviewed: 08-24-15 37275