If your family lives in any of the following situations: in a shelter; in a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation; in a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station; duobled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship...your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
Your eligible children have the right to receive a free, appropriate publilc eduation. If you believe your children may be eligible, contact the local liaison Julie Smith, at 541-276-6711 to find out what services and supports may be available. There also may be supports available for your preschool-age children.
If you need further assistance with your children's education needs, contact the National Center for Homeless Education at 800-308-2145 or by email at homelessserve.org or view their website at www.serve.org/nche