Homeless Policy

Section 8.01 Homeless Policy

Homeless children and youth are defined by the McKinney-Vento Act, as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.”

Homeless children and youth will receive equal, free and appropriate education as other children. Each child, including preschool aged children, will have access to educational and other services they need to enable them to meet academic achievement standards to which all students are held.  Children will not be separated from the mainstream school environment for the bases of being considered homeless.  Homeless children and youth will be immediately enrolled into school, with or without required documentation (including immunization). The agency (Flagstaff Junior Academy) will use their best efforts to assist the family in attaining required records at a later date, if necessary (and/or assisting child in getting required immunizations).