As mandated by the St. Tammany Parish School Board, students in grades K-8 will receive instruction on the topic of Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Education and Reporting. All materials that will be used in the instruction may be previewed by contacting the school administration. We would also like to encourage you to talk to your child about this topic as well as other general safety issues.
The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law passed in 1987 to help people experiencing homelessness. The Act requires states and school districts to make sure students in homeless situations can attend and succeed in school. The McKinney-Vento Act applies to all children and youth who do not have a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including all children who are living in the following situations:
•Doubled-up housing with other families or friends because they lost their home or their family is having temporary financial problems
•Living in a motel/hotel because of economic hardship or loss of housing
•Living in an emergency or transitional shelter, domestic violence shelter, or in a runaway/homeless youth shelter
•Living in a vehicle of any kind; campground without running water and/or electricity; abandoned building; substandard housing; bus/train station
•Abandoned in a hospital
Children and youth in homeless situations have the right to the following:
•Attend and succeed in school no matter where they live or how long they have lived there
•Enroll in a school despite the lack of a permanent address or lack of school and immunization records or birth certificates and other documents
•Receive services comparable to those offered to non-homeless children and youth
•Get transportation to school, if feasible
•Access educationally related support services
Should you or your child meet these qualifications; please contact your school’s main office or guidance office to complete a form for consideration.