Homeless Children and Youth

Homeless Children and Youth are guaranteed the following:

  • The right to immediate enrollment in school, even if lacking paperwork normally required for enrollment.
  • The right to attend school in his/her school of origin (if this is requested by the parent and is feasible) or in the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.
  • Automatic eligibility for any nutrition services available at the school.
  • The right to receive transportation to his/her school of origin, if this is requested by the parent and is feasible.
  • The right to services comparable to those received by housed schoolmates, including transportation and supplemental educational services.
  • The right to attend school along with children not experiencing homelessness. Segregation based on a student's status as homeless is strictly prohibited.
Mail Application for Birth Record

Texas Homeless Network

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

National Center for Homeless Education



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