Homeless Services

HOMELESS CHILDREN & YOUTH HAVE THE RIGHT TO A FREE, APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION

Drawing of children

The Boise School District is committed to ensuring that homeless children and youth have access to a quality education in our public schools. All Boise Schools have a Homeless Education Liaison to assist families in need of information and assistance. All of our schools can help ease the difficulties encountered by homeless families.

How do I know if I qualify for McKinney-Vento Homeless services?


Anyone who, due to a lack of housing, lives:

  • In emergency or transitional shelters
  • In motels, hotels, campgrounds, abandoned in hospitals, or awaiting foster care
  • In cars, parks, public places, bus or train stations, or abandoned buildings
  • Doubled up with relatives or friends
  • Migratory children living in these conditions

would qualify for McKinney-Vento Homeless services.
Please contact your school's Homeless Liaison for more information.

Student Rights

  • Homeless children have a right to attend school.
  • You do not need a permanent address to enroll your child in school.
  • Homeless children have the right to stay in their home school if the parents choose.
  • Your child cannot be denied school enrollment just because school records or other enrollment documentation are not immediately available.
  • Your child has the opportunity to receive transportation services to and from the school of origin.
  • Your child has the right to participate in extracurricular activities and all federal, state, or local programs for which he/she is eligible.
  • Children with special education needs between the ages of 3 and 21 are eligible to receive special needs services. If you believe your child may be eligible, contact your school or the District Special Education office.

Tamara Fredrickson
Administrator of Student Services
854-4173
tamara.fredrickson@boiseschools.org

Tamra Vanegas
Counseling Supervisor
854-4165
tamara.vanegas@boiseschools.org

Kris DeLaune
Administrative Assistant
854-4170
kris.delaune@boiseschools.org