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.



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

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