Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

5111.01 - HOMELESS STUDENTS

Children who meet the Federal definition of "homeless" will be provided a free appropriate public education in the same manner as all other students of the Corporation and will not be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless. No homeless student will be denied enrollment based on a lack of proof of residency. No Board policy, administrative guideline, or practice will be interpreted or applied in such a way as to inhibit the enrollment, attendance, or school success of homeless students.

Homeless students will be provided services comparable to other students in the Corporation, including:

 A.transportation services;

 B.educational services provided under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or similar State and local programs;

 C.programs for children with disabilities;

 D.programs for students with limited English proficiency;

 E.programs in vocational and technical education;

 F.programs for gifted and talented students;

 G.school nutrition programs.

The Superintendent will appoint a Liaison for Homeless Children who will perform the duties as assigned by the Superintendent. Additionally, the Liaison will coordinate and collaborate with the State Coordinator for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth as well as with community and school personnel responsible for the provision of education and related services to homeless children and youths.

42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.