Unaccompanied Youth

The term "unaccompanied youth" includes youth in homeless situations who are NOT in the physical custody of a parent of guardian. 

 

Regarding School:

Unaccompanied youth have the same rights as other students experiencing homelessness to enroll in, attend & succeed at school, including the right to:

  • Remain in their school of origin to the extent feasible or attend any public school that students living in the same attendance area are eligible to attend

  • Attend classes and participate fully in school activities immediately, even if they do not have a parent or guardian to enroll them or have required documents, such as school records, medical records, proof of residency, or other documents

  • Be free from segregation, isolation, and stigmatization

  • Have comparable access to school meals, English language

    services, vocational and technical education, gifted and talented

    services, special education, and Title I services

  • Have disputes resolved promptly and attend the school they

    choose while disputes are pending

 

Interested students, please contact your local McKinney-Vento Liaison for help with understanding your 

rights & protections under the law

 

Kimberly Spurling

spurlingk@franklinschools.org 

(317) 346-8126

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(317) 412-4973

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