Homeless Children & Youth

Services for Homeless Students

A homeless student is one who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are staying in transitional or emergency shelters, campgrounds, motels, sharing housing with other families due to a loss of housing or an inability to afford housing, abandoned in a hospital, staying in a substandard housing or living in places not ordinarily used for sleeping and students who have run away or have been thrown out of their homes. A homeless student may stay in the same school all year, if feasible, even if he/she moves or may enroll in the school serving his/her temporary address.

Homeless students are automatically eligible to participate in the school meals program, instructional services through Title I, and other district services intended to support academic success such as tutoring and transportation to the school of best interest. For further information, please contact: 

Julie Esquivel, Director of Federal Programs

[email protected]

(573) 696-5512 ext. 5140   

(573) 696-1605 (fax)

411 E. Hwy 124 

Hallsville, MO  65255

More information may be obtained from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.

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