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Distance Learning Instruction will take place for all students beginning Monday, March 30th through Monday, May 4th. Communication will continue to be sent as the district receives information from the Governor.

The Fitness and Aquatic Center will be closed starting Monday, March 16 until further notice. Members, please watch emails for further communication. If you are not receiving email notifications from the FAC, please email us at fitandaqua@isd721.org to get signed up for notifications.

Homelessness

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

Our district is guided by the McKinney-Vento Act. This law provides homeless and highly mobile students with certain rights so they have access to opportunities that will help them meet the same high academic standards expected of all students in our district.

Homeless Students live in any of these conditions:

  • In a shelter (family, individual, domestic violence, youth, temporary housing)
  • In a motel or hotel
  • Doubled up with others because of lack of housing or economic hardship
  • Temporary foster care or awaiting foster care
  • On the street
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, or other place not designed for human habitation

The McKinney-Vento Federal Act ensures Homeless Students have the rights to:

  • Immediate enrollment to school
  • Continue in the school they attended before they became homeless
  • Transportation to their school of origin, if feasible
  • Access to school support staff services
  • Title I services
  • Free school meals
  • Dispute school placements that differ from parent or student request

 

For additional information, contact:

Aliina Peterson
Homeless Coordinator
apeterson@isd721.org
952-758-1428