Homeless | Displaced | Refugee Students

The McKinney-Vento Act states that children and youth who lack “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” will be considered homeless.

New York State Education Law Section 3209 - Requires immediate enrollment without records and the obligation of the enrolling school to obtain the immunization records or immunizations are discussed in Section 3209(2)(e)-(f). Click here to access content on the Laws page.

Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Concerning Homeless Children and Youth   Section 100.2(x)- Requires immediate enrollment without records and the obligation of the enrolling school to obtain the immunization records are discussed in Section 100.2(x)(4)-(5). Click here to access content on the Regulations page.

Memos Related To Homeless and Displaced Students

​USDE Guidance:

 Page updated 09/16/21