Homeless Assistance Notification and Resources

Pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), the purpose of this notice is to provide you with information regarding the general rights provided by Title X, Part C(b) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

   

General Information

If your family has become homeless during an academic year or between academic years your child shall continue to attend the school he/she has been attending for the duration of the family’s homelessness.  If the family becomes permanently housed during the academic year, the child shall remain in the school in which he/she is already attending.
 
You may enroll your child in any public school attended by non-homeless students who live in the same attendance area in which your child is actually living and eligible to attend.  If you wish to enroll your child in a different school than the one he/she is currently attending, you must notify the local homeless liaison in writing of your desire to enroll your student in another school in which he/she is eligible to attend.
 
Information about the identification process and specific services is available from the schools and the local homeless liaison.  Contact information for the local homeless liaison is available at each school, published in the student handbooks, and on the district website.

   

For more information

McKinney-Vento Act "At A Glance" (PDF)
Information provided by the National Center for Homeless Education

NCLB Education for Homeless Youth (PDF)
Information provided by the US Department of Education www.ed.gov

    
 
District Homeless Liaison

Mike Harris, Director of Special Services, is the identified local liaison for all related programs.  Contact information follows:
 
Address: 863 Sweetwater, Lander WY 82520
Phone: (307) 335-8420 voice
Email: MHarris@landerschools.org