Homeless Student Resources
The Boyertown Area School District believes that homeless youth should have access to free and appropriate public education and wishes to limit the barriers that homeless children may face. Our goal is to have the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while children are in homeless situations.
Homeless students are defined as individuals lacking a fixed, regular, and nighttime residence, which include students living under the following conditions:
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative
- Living in emergency, transitional or domestic violence
- Abandoned in hospitals
- Awaiting foster care
- Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human
- Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations, or similar settings.
- Living as migratory children in conditions described in previous
- Living as run-away
- Being abandoned or forced out of homes by parents/guardians or
- Living as school-age unwed mothers in houses for unwed mothers if they have no other living