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Homeless Assistance

Under the McKinney Vento Act of 1987, the Wrentham Public schools considers a student to be homeless if they meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Do not have a permanent home
  • Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds
  • Live in state care and custody
  • Live in cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings, substandard settings
  • Share housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardships, or a similar reason
  • May be unaccompanied youth (not in physical custody of a parent or guardian) 
The Wrentham Public Schools provides students who are considered to be homeless with access to the same public education provided to all other students, no matter where they live or for how long. Students have the right to continue in the school they attended before they became homeless, or the last school they attended, if that is their choice, and is feasible. Students have the right to receive transportation to the school they attended before they became homeless, or the school they last attended, if they request transportation.They also have the right to attend school and participate in school programs with students who are not homeless and enroll in school without giving a permanent address. The district cannot require proof of residency that might prevent or delay school enrollment, and the student may attend classes while the district arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records, or any other documents required for enrollment. Students also have the right to receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all students served in those programs.
For additional information please visit available at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website or contact the Homeless Liaison for the District, Ellen White, Director of Students Services,