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Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Have the Right to a Free and Appropriate Education

ADMISSION OF HOMELESS, MIGRATORY, IMMIGRANT AND LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS

Geneva City Board Policy 5.10.1

I.          All homeless, migratory, immigrant, and limited English proficient children shall have equal access to the same free appropriate public education, including public preschool education, provided to other children and youth. Such children will be provided the opportunity to participate in the same state educational programs and to meet the same performance standards as all other children without being isolated or stigmatized.

II.         Students who live in the attendance areas of Geneva City Schools and who are homeless, migratory, immigrant, and/or limited English proficient shall not be prohibited from school attendance due to any of the following:

  1. Residency requirements
  2. Lack of social security number
  3. Lack of birth certificate
  4. Lack of school records or transcripts
  5. Lack of immunizations
  6. Legal custody requirements
  7. Language barriers
  8. Disabilities

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