Education for Homeless Children

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HOMELESS EDUCATION IN CONNECTICUT
The Connecticut State Department of Education will ensure that all Connecticut children in homeless situations have the opportunity to attend, enroll in and succeed in school. Also, the child’s school district must provide transportation to and from school of origin at the parents’ or guardians’ request. Eligible students include children in homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters; children living in motor vehicles; foster children in temporary placement; runaways; and others who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence.

Go to Connecticut State Department of Education for more information on what students in homeless situations have the right to:

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Homeless School Transition Programs

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SOURCE: Connecticut State Department of Education
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: April2017