Federal and state laws provide for the rights of homeless students and undocumented school-age children (without United States citizenship or a student visa). When possible, students are allowed to attend the same school that he/she attended prior to being identified as homeless. For children registering under kinship care provisions, a notarized affidavit is required, as well as verification from the Department of Social Services. Questions about these situations should be addressed to the Director of Student Services at 434-245-2405.
Charlottesville City Schools offers programs for students who are identified as homeless according to the McKinney-Vento Law. When possible, students are allowed to attend the same school that he/she attended prior to being identified as homeless. Each school has a manual for the registration of students who may be experiencing homelessness and the procedures to be followed. A complete copy of Policy JECA (Admission of homeless children) is available here. Any parent/guardian who has a child who may qualify for services under the homeless program should contact the school principal or the Supervisor of Special Education/Homeless Liaison at (434) 245-2405.