The McKinney-Vento Act mandates protections and services for children and youth who are homeless including those with disabilities. The 2004 reauthorization of IDEA also includes amendments that reinforce timely assessment, inclusion, and continuity of services for homeless children and youth who have disabilities.

ICSD Homeless Liaison


Stephanie Hulet

Email: Stephanie.hulet@ironmail.org
Phone: 435-865-3923
Cell: 435-559-3518

Student Residency Questionnaire

The Questionnaire is in the IronDocs under the Homeless Students Heading.


McKinney-Vento


Homelessness:

Individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes:

  • Doubled up with another family. Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.

  • Families living in a hotel or motel.

  • Live in a shelter (emergency, domestic or transitional)

  • Live in a car, park, campground or public place, abandoned buildings, substandard housing or similar settings.

  • Live in a place without adequate facilities (running water, heat, electricity.) or a private or public place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

  • students who seek enrollment without an accompanying parent, throwaways, children who are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement (not youth in foster care.)

Services:

Homeless children and youth are entitled to the same services that are available to other children in the district. Some services provided by Iron County School District to help children who qualify as homeless include:

  • Free breakfast and lunch

  • Help with hygiene

  • Help with clothing

  • Help with school supplies

  • Immediate enrollment

  • Reasonable transportation issues


Federal Information


Utah State Board of Education

USBE Student Advocacy Service Page.

U.S. Department of Education

Part C: Education for Homeless Children and Youth.