Englewood Schools' Homeless Program Information
Homeless Liaison, Becky Manning: 303-806-2508
Who is a homeless student?
Any displaced child or youth who is living in a shelter, motel, inadequate trailer or house, is staying temporarily with relatives or friends due to economic hardship or loss of housing, or is living in any other homeless situation has educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Act.
Which school can a homeless student attend?
A homeless student can attend the school that serves the address where the student is temporarily living or the school of origin (the school that the student attended prior to becoming homeless). The student can stay in the school for as long as the student is homeless or until the end of the school year, if the student becomes permanently housed. If the student remains homeless from one school year to the next, the family should notify the Homeless Liaison.
Who decides which school a homeless student will attend?
It is up to the parent, the school and the Homeless Liaison to decide what’s in the student’s best interest. The parent should think about which school would be better for the child.
Is transportation provided?
Yes, transportation is provided if it is needed to the school which is determined to be in the child’s best interest.
Does residency have to be proven?
No. Schools must enroll homeless students right away with or without records of residency. Homeless status should always be determined, in advance, with the Homeless Liaison before registering the student.
Can school fees be waived?
Yes. If you cannot afford fees they can be waived.
Is there a right to appeal?
Yes. A parent may appeal any decision regarding a child’s education. For example, if you disagree with a decision about school enrollment, school transportation or waiver of fees, you can appeal. You can get an appeal started with the Homeless Liaison.