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JFABD-E1 - Education of Homeless Students Notice

JFABD-E1 - Education of Homeless Students Notice

Homeless students are eligible to enroll in school even if unable to provide proof of residency or certain education and immunization records.

Homeless students include student who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and include a child or youth:

(1) Students who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;

(2) Students who have a primary night-time residence that is a public or private place not designated for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;

(3) Students who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and

(4) Migratory students who are living in circumstances described in 1) through (3).

Eligible homeless students have the right to:

·      Continue attending their school of origin or attend school in the district of their current residence, based on the student’s best interest

·      Comparable educational services

·      Transportation to and from school

·      Free school meals

·      Full participation in school activities

·      Being served without stigma or separation

If you believe that you or your child is homeless, please inform the person registering you or the Homeless Education Liaison.  (see next page)

Scott Reuning

MSAD #35 Homeless Education Liaison

180 Depot Road

Eliot, ME 03903


Amelia Lyons (she/her)

Title I Part C, Migrant Education

McKinney-Vento, Homeless Education

Department of Education

23 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333

(207) 557-1787

Non-immunized students are not permitted to attend schools unless one of the following conditions is met (please check applicable box):

______ Parent/legal guardian provides written assurance that child will be immunized within 90 days of this application (this option is only available once in the student school years, OR

______ Parent/legal guardian provides a written statement from a physician that immunization against one or more diseased may be medically inadvisable (required each year):    

Cross-reference: JFABD - Education of Homeless Students 

JFABD-E1 adopted: December 19, 2018

JFABD-E1 revised:  October 21, 2020