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 12/29/21