McKinney-Vento Act & Foxfire Community Schools

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It is the policy of Foxfire Community Schools that all children within our enrollment limits have access to a free and appropriate public education. There will be no barriers to enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth.

Homeless children include children who might at night: sleep in shelters for the homeless(including domestic violence shelters and shelters for runaway youth), sleep in the home of relatives or friends because they lack a fixed, regular and adequate residence, sleep in shelters while awaiting foster care, adoption, or other permanent placement, sleep in a car, tent, an abandoned building, or any other place not a permanent residence of the school district.

Foxfire Community Schools for children in 1st through 12th grade will: enroll homeless children and youth, even if they are not permanent residents of the school district, provide comparable services to homeless children and youth, maintain the records of homeless children and youth so that records are made available when a child or youth enters a new school, provide staff development activities that increase awareness and sensitivity of school personnel to the special education needs of the homeless, abide by a parent or guardian's request to enroll a homeless child in a particular school to the extent feasible, and provide opportunities for parents to be actively involved in the education of their children.


 

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