Transportation Service for Families Experiencing Homelessness
Transportation service is provided to students who are experiencing homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act. Homeless students have the right to attend their "school of origin," which is defined as the school they went to before becoming homeless or whatever school they were enrolled in last, even if they move out of the district, when feasible.
Working to keep homeless students in school is a key component of the Title I Homeless Program. The district provides transportation to and from the school of origin, at a parent or guardian’s request whenever possible. All transportation is provided through the district’s transportation department.
Non-public school students do not qualify for services under McKinney-Vento.
For charter schools, whatever district provides the transportation is responsible to provide the same transportation for the homeless students.
Any transportation questions can go through Project REACH, unless there is an emergency; then the transportation department may be called.
Transportation ProceduresIf a student resides in the attendance area of their school, they may be assigned to a regular route. If they reside outside of the school attendance boundaries, Project REACH may provide transportation. Please inform the school of any address changes. The school can request special transportation as needed.