RCB Medical Arts Academy is applying for the 21st CCLC grant to provide educational opportunities for
students and parents if approved.
We have now been approved. Please contact RCB by phone or email
(Adam Thomas) for details.
RCB BUDGET SY17
Admission of Homeless Students (McKinney-Vento
Homeless Education Assistance Improvements
Act of 2001)
Information for Parents
If your family lives in any of the following situations:
§ In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
§ On the street
§ In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or
§ Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing
Then, your preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights or
protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.
Your children have the right to:
§ Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there. They must
be given access to the same public education, including preschool education, provided
to other children.
§ Continue in the school they attended before you became homeless or the school they
last attended, if that is your choice and is feasible. If a school sends your child to a school
other than the one you request, the school must provide you with a written explanation and
offer you the right to appeal the decision.
§ Receive transportation to the school they attended before your family became homeless
or the school they last attended, if you or a guardian request such transportation.
§ Attend a school and participate in school programs with children who are not homeless.
Children cannot be separated from the regular school program because they are homeless.
§ Enroll in school without giving a permanent address. Schools cannot require proof of residency
that might prevent or delay school enrollment.
§ Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization
records or any other documents required for enrollment.
§ Enroll and attend classes in the school of your choice even while the school and you seek to
resolve a dispute over enrolling your children.
§ Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children
served in these programs.
§ Receive transportation to school and to school programs.
When you move, you should do the following:
§ Contact the school district’s liaison for homeless education (see phone number below) for help
in enrolling your child in a new school or arranging for your child to continue in his or her former
(Or, someone at a shelter, social services office, or the school can direct you to the person you
need to contact.)
§ Contact the school and provide any information you think will assist the teachers in helping your
child adjust to new circumstances.
§ Ask the local liaison for homeless education, the shelter provider, or a social worker for
assistance with clothing and supplies, if needed.
Local Area Contact:
Chris Wheeler – 602.973.6018 ext 213
RCB Medical Arts Academy
Frank and Migali – 602.542.4963
Arizona Department of Education
If you need further assistance, call the National Center for Homeless Education at the toll-free
HelpLine number: 1.800.308.2145
To download the student residency form (English and Spanish), click
Student Residency Questionnaire.
If you are interested in the Madison Governing Board Policy regarding McKinney-Vento, click
Board Policy JFABD – Admission of Homeless Students.
- See more at: http://www.madisonaz.org/parents/mckinney-vento/#sthash.QStm4pLq.dpuf
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