If you fit the definition of homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act, all you need to do to enroll your child is go to the local school or school of origin (the school where your child went before you became homeless) and ask to speak to the “homeless liaison” about your situation. The school’s homeless liaison can help you with any paperwork or issues with enrolling.
No matter what any school employee says, if a student is believed to be homeless, the student must be enrolled immediately.
The school will request prior school records and immunization records from the previous school. The school must still enroll your child immediately even if you cannot provide these documents right away. The school’s homeless liaison can assist you with gathering the required paperwork and documentation after you have enrolled your child.
The school cannot require verification or proof of residency as a condition of enrollment.