Homeless Education

Homeless children and youth are defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and include children and youth who meet any of the following criteria:

  • share the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason

  • live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations

  • live in emergency or transitional shelters

  • are abandoned in hospitals

  • have a primary night time residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, or

  • live in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting

Pursuant to the McKinney-Vento Act, an unaccompanied youth includes a homeless child or youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

Additionally, pursuant to Federal and State law, migratory children who are living in circumstances described above are also considered homeless.

Services to Homeless Children and Youth

Upper Arlington Schools will provide services to homeless students that are comparable to other students in the District, including:

  • transportation services;

  • public preschool programs and other educational programs and services for which the homeless student meets eligibility criteria including:

  • programs for children with disabilities;

  • programs for English Learners (ELs) (i.e., students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP);

  • programs in career and technical education;

  • programs for gifted and talented students;

  • school nutrition programs; and

  • before - and after-school programs.

Additional information can be located in the brochures listed below.


Chris Potts
Chief Operating Officer
[email protected]
Phone: (614) 487-5000
Fax: (614) 487-5012 
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