Homeless Youth

    • A homeless child or youth ages 3-21;
    • A child who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and includes the following:
      • A child who is sharing the housing of others (includes doubled-up families) due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; is living in a motel, hotel, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; is living in an emergency or transitional shelter; is abandoned in a hospital
      • A child who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for humans beings
      • A child who is living in a car, park, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting; or
      • A migratory child/youth who qualifies as homeless because of the living circumstances described above
        • Includes youth who have runaway or youth being forced to leave home.

    To facilitate the enrollment of homeless children and youth, the following practices will be utilized for students who have been identified as homeless by the coordinator:

Additional Information

  • Enrollment Requirements/Placement

  • Immunization Requirements

  • Residency

  • School Records

  • Special Services

  • Transportation

  • Waiver of Fees and Charges

  • Contact Us

    Kim Davis, Ed.D.
    Walnut Creek Campus Principal
    Homeless/At-Risk Coordinator
    515-633-6480

    Michelle Lettington
    Associate Superintendent
    515-633-5057


    The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, most recently re-authorized December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Last Modified on March 5, 2021