Every child has the right to education. Schools that refuse to enroll a student have to tell parents or guardians why they won’t enroll the student.
For students not enrolled in school or families having housing problems, schools have to offer substantial assistance to ensure that the students have access to a free public education.
For early education, the district’s homeless liaison must ensure that families and children experiencing homelessness can enroll in Head Start and similar programs administered by the school district.
You can read, download and print:
- Education Rights of Families with Housing Problems, Homelessness Brochure
- Education Rights of Homeless Families Fact Sheet
- For an introduction to Homeless Education issues, please visit the National Center for Homeless Education
- For information specific to Vermont students having housing problems, please visit the Vermont Agency of Education Homeless Children and Youth Program
- For more information on your rights, see Frequently Asked Questions on the Education Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations