Program for Students who are Homeless, Migrant, At-Risk or in Foster Care I-140-P
The District is committed to the provision of a free and appropriate education for all students enrolled in the District. Therefore, the District complies with all provisions, regulations, and administrative rules applicable to state and/or federal requirements in order to serve students who are homeless, migrants, at-risk, or in foster care.
The District’s liaison for students who are homeless, migrants or in foster care is the Assistant Superintendent for Operations.
The District will ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths. The District will not stigmatize or segregate students on the basis of their status as homeless. The District will, through its homeless liaison, identify and assess the educational needs of homeless children and youths, including removal of barriers to homeless students’ education. The District will provide transportation, at the request of the parent or guardian (or in the case of an unaccompanied youth, the District’s liaison), to and from the school of origin.
Homeless students are those lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
• Children and youths sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;
• Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
• Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
• Migratory children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above. Immediately upon identifying a student as homeless, the District will ensure the student is receiving homeless services, comparable to the services offered to other students of the District.
Dispute Resolution Process
When a parent/guardian or unaccompanied homeless youth notifies the District’s homeless liaison in writing of their complaint, the homeless liaison serves as the intermediary between the parent/guardian or unaccompanied homeless youth and the school where the child is seeking enrollment. The parent/guardian or unaccompanied homeless youth shall receive a copy of or access to the District’s policies addressing the
education of homeless children and youths from the District. The District’s homeless liaison will provide a written resolution of the dispute or a plan of action within five days of the date the written complaint was received. If the dispute is not resolved with the District’s homeless liaison, the parent/guardian or unaccompanied homeless youth can file a complaint in writing to the Superintendent or designee for further review. The District’s superintendent or designee will provide a written resolution of the dispute or a plan of action within five days of the date the written complaint was received by the Superintendent or designee. If the dispute is not resolved at the Superintendent/ designee level, the parent/guardian or unaccompanied homeless youth may file the written complaint before the District’s Board of Education for resolution. The District’s Board of Education will provide a written resolution of the dispute or a plan of action within thirty days of the date the written complaint was received by the Board.
Title IX/Homeless/Foster Case/Migrant Contact:
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Josh Hume
Educational Specialist, William Woods University, Fulton, MO. | 2020
Masters of Administration, William Woods University, Fulton, MO. | 2015
Baccalaureate of Education, Missouri Valley College,Marshall, MO. | 2008
Associates of Science, Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, KS. | 2005
5th Grade Teacher
6th Grade Teacher
Middle School Science
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Jr./Sr. High Principal - Sweet Springs R-VII
Superintendent - Niangua R-V School District
Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Facilities and Maintenance - Marshfield R-I Schools