Pupil Services / Special Education
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides certain rights and protections for families experiencing homelessness. Homeless children have the right to attend school no matter where they live or how long they have lived there. If you have questions about your child's rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, please contact me at the District office, 608-897-2141.
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, Children in homess situations have the right to:
- Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there.
- Continue in their school of origin - the school they attended before they became homeless or the school in which last enrolled if that is their choice and is "feasible."
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, upon request.
- Attend school and participate in school programs with those who are not homeless.
- Enroll in school without giving a permanent address. Schools cannot require proof of residency that might prevent or delay school enrollment.
- Enroll in school and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
- Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs.
School District of Brodhead Family Resource Guide
If you have questions about your child's rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, please contact Sarah Wadsworth.