Student and Information Services

The Student and Information Services Department is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - no appointment is needed.

Harry L. Wheeler Community Center & Administrative Offices 
24076 F.V. Pankow Blvd 
Clinton Township MI 48036 
 (586) 783-6300 Ext. 1246
  Fax (586) 307-3583  

 

Homeless Students

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

The Act is a federal law that governs educational rights of children and youth in homeless situations.  According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, a homeless person is an individual, including children and youth, who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nightime residence.

What are Their Rights

The United States Department of Education's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (reauthorized December 2001) requires that district's Board of Education to ensure that each homeless student has access to a free, appropriate public education. The McKinney-Vento Act mandates they have full and equal opportunity to succeed and gives them the LEGAL right to:

Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
Enroll in the local school, or continue attending their school of origin (the school they last attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), whichever is in the student's best interest.
Receive transportation to and from their school of origin if requested.
Remain in their school of origin for as long as they are still homeless or for the remainder of the school year if they find residency outside of the district.
Participate in the same activities and programs offered to other children including free and reduced school nutrition and Head Start programs, as well as appropriate special education and Title I programs.

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