Homeless Education Program
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as part of No Child Left Behind, ensures educational rights and protection for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The primary goal is education stability and academic success. McKinney-Vento identifies homeless students as those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.
Board Policies Regarding Homeless Students:
Homeless Student Download Files:
Enrollment in School of Origin Request Form for Homeless Students
Information for Parents McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Student Residency Statement
Dispute Resolution Form Enrollment Decision for Homeless Students
Procedure for Free Meals for Homeless Students
Procedure for Transportation of Homeless Students to School of Origin
Common Signs of Homelessness
National Center for Homeless Education at The Serve Center
Supporting the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness.
Paulding Family Connection website
211 is a vital service that connects millions of people to resources and assistance.
Call 211 or search for assistance on the 211 website.
Dyan K. Earnhart
Homeless Education Liaison
With the holiday break approaching, we know some students and families may face food insecurity while away from school buildings. FoodFinder is a mobile and web app created by a graduate of Georgia public schools that allows families to find food distribution sites (including food pantries, drive-through distributions, and school meal providers) based on their location.
The app is free, not-for-profit, and available in the following locations: