Students in Transition- Title IX
Back to School 2020
67% of students say they were uncomfortable telling people at school about their homelessness and asking for help.
How 'immediate' is immediate enrollment?
A. The McKinney-Vento Act requires schools to enroll students experiencing homelessness immediately, even if the student is unable to provide documents that are typically required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, records of immunization and other required health records , proof of residency, or other documentation. 42 U.S.C. 11432(g)(3)(C). Enroll means permitting the student to attend classes and participate fully in school activities. 42 U.S.C. 11434A(1). Although the Act is silent on the definition of "immediate", the standard dictionary definition is "without delay." Therefore, the student must begin attending classes and participating fully in school activities without delay.- NAEHCY 9/2016