Homeless Students

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Definition of "homeless" from McKinney-Vento Act

The Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program entitles children who are experiencing homelessness to a free, appropriate public education and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance, and success in school. The McKinney-Vento Act protects all students who do not have a fixed, regular and adequate residence, such as students living in the following situations:

  • doubled-up or sharing the housing with others due to an economic hardship
  • runaway/homeless youth shelters (even if parents invite the youth home);
  • hotels or motels;
  • shelters, including domestic violence shelters;
  • transitional housing shelters;
  • cars, abandoned buildings parks, the streets or other public spaces;
  • campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes
  • abandoned in a hospital
  • other

Homeless Liaison School Contact:

Kelly Franco
Assistant Principal
Bethel Hill Charter School
401 Bethel Hill School Road
Roxboro, NC 27574

[email protected]
336-599-2823 ext. 266
336-599-9299 (fax)

State Coordinator for Homeless Education:

Lisa Phillips
[email protected]