The Centerburg School District is committed to ensuring that all homeless students have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education that other students have. Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, homeless students are those who are:
- sharing the housing of other persons because of loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
- living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds solely because of lack of alternate adequate accommodations;
- living in emergency or transitional shelters;
- awaiting foster care;
- living in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designated for, or ordinarily used, as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings;
- living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings, OR
- living in a migratory situation that qualifies as homeless because a child lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
If you know of a student who may meet any one of the conditions listed above, please contact the District Liaison for Homeless Students, Connie Hatley, at 625-6488, extension 3120.