The Board of Directors and staff of Park County School District No. 6 recognize that homelessness exists in our area and affects our students. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act, reauthorized in December 2001 as Title X, Part C of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind), defines the term "homeless children and youth" as those "who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence."
The District also recognizes that children who are homeless have the same rights to a free and appropriate public education as other school-age children, and is committed to assuring that those rights are protected and honored. Homeless students may be enrolled in their school of origin or in another school, depending upon the request of the parent or guardian and/or the best interests of the student. Homeless students will not be stigmatized or segrated based on their homeless status. Transportation to the school of origin or other school will be provided.
The District will not delay or deny enrollment based on a lack of immunization or medical records, a birth certificate, school records or other documentation from a previous school, or proof of residency. The District also will not delay or deny enrollment to students experiencing guardianship issues.
Homeless students and/or their parents have the right to appeal decisions made by the District by contacting the District homeless liaison, Student Support Services Director Peg Monteith.
For more information on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and to view informational "posters" in English and Spanish, please see the files below.
The State of Wyoming provides Hathaway Merit and Need-based Scholarships to all eligible Wyoming students attending Wyoming community colleges or the University of Wyoming. Contact your school counselor for more information.