Title IX-Students in Transition

December 2020

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Cold Weather Shelter

Cold Weather Shelter will be activated at One Hopeful Place when temperatures drop below 40 degrees. For more information call 850-586-7879.

Did You Know?

Are immigrant students covered by the McKinney-Vento Act?

Yes. Immigrant students are covered by the Act if they are living in a homeless situation, without regard to whether they are in the U.S. legally or illegally. Undocumented students have the same right to public education as U.S. citizens. Plyler v. Doe 457 U.S. 202 (1982). Therefore, the McKinney-Vento Act applies to them in the same way it would apply to any student; if the student meets the definition of homeless, he or she must be enrolled in school immediately, even if lacking documents typically required for enrollment. A child's or youth's immigration status is irrelevant. In fact, it is illegal for school staff to inquire about a student's or family's immigration status, request immigration documents, or to take any other actions that might prevent immigrant students from enrolling in and attending school. The McKinney-Vento Act does not apply to immigrant students who live in a fixed, regular and adequate residence. More information on applying the McKinney-Vento Act to unaccompanied immigrant youth is available at http://www.naehcy.org/educational-resources/imm

Across the U.S., fewer students are being identified as homeless. Educators say that’s actually a bad sign.