Homeless Students


Homeless Liaison: Darci Stelzner, Head of School and Joy Kaplan-Rood, Counselor

Education of Homeless Children

A "homeless child" is defined as provided in the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act.

Each child of a homeless individual and each homeless child has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other students. The Sage International School Board must assign and admit a child who is homeless to Forge International School regardless of residence and irrespective of whether the homeless child is able to produce records normally required for enrollment.

The Sage International School Board may not require an out-of-school attendance agreement and tuition for a homeless child. The Administrator or designee shall review and revise rules or procedures that may act as barriers to the enrollment of homeless children
and youths. 

In reviewing and revising such procedures, consideration shall be given to issues concerning transportation, immunization, residence, birth certificates, school records, and other documentation. Homeless students shall have access to services comparable to services offered to other students, including but not limited to:
a.   Transportation services;
b.   Educational services for which the student meets eligibility criteria (e.g., Title I);
c.   Educational programs for children with disabilities and limited English proficiency;
d.   Programs in vocational and technical education, as well as programs for gifted and talented students; and
e.   School nutrition program.

The Administrator or designee shall give special attention to ensuring the enrollment and attendance of homeless children and youths not currently attending school. The Administrator or designee shall appoint a liaison for homeless children.

A complaint regarding the placement or education of a homeless child shall first be presented orally and informally to Forge International School's Administrator, if/as or
Forge's homeless liaison/coordinator designated by  the Administrator. Thereafter, a written complaint must be filed in accordance with Sage International School's Uniform Grievance Procedure.

 Link to Idaho State Department of Education --Education for Homeless Children and Youth Dispute Resolution Process

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