Woodside ESD | BP 6173 Instruction
Education For Homeless Children
The Board of Trustees desires to ensure that homeless students have access to the same free and appropriate public education provided to other students within the district. The district shall provide homeless students with access to education and other services necessary for these students to meet the same challenging academic standards as other students.
Homeless students shall not be segregated into a separate program based on their status as homeless and shall not be stigmatized in any way.
(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that placement decisions for homeless students are based on the student's best interest as defined in law and administrative regulation.
(cf. 5111.13 - Residency for Homeless Children)
The district shall provide transportation for a homeless student to and from school when the student is residing within the district and the parent/guardian requests that such transportation be provided. If the student moves outside of district boundaries, but continues to attend the district school, the Superintendent or designee shall consult with the superintendent of the district in which the student is now residing to agree upon a method to apportion the responsibility and costs of the transportation. (42 USC 11432)
(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)
(cf. 3541 - Transportation Routes and Services)
2558.2 Use of revenue limits to determine average daily attendance of homeless children
39807.5 Payment of transportation costs by parents
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE
Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program, Non-Regulatory Guidance, July 2004
California Department of Education, Homeless Children and Youth Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/hs/cy
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE: http://www.serve.org/nche
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty: http://www.nlchp.org
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov/programs/homeless/index.html
Policy WOODSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: February 12, 2013 Woodside, California