Homelessness exists in our community. Many young people leave their homes due to economic conditions, loss of property, abuse, neglect, family conflict, etc.
This school district will ensure that all children and youth receive a free appropriate public education and are given meaningful opportunities to succeed in our schools. This district will also follow the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Homeless students are referred to as children and youth in transition.
Under federal law, children and youth in transition must have access to appropriate public education, including preschool, and be given a full opportunity to meet state and local academic achievement standards. They must be included in state- and district-wide assessments and accountability systems. Our schools will ensure that children and youth in transition are free from discrimination, segregation, and harassment.
Information regarding this policy will be posted in every school in the district.
The Tipton Schools Homeless Children and Youth Coordinator is Jill Hesse. Ms Hesse's office is located in the Tipton Middle School building. The middle school office telephone number is 563-886-6025.
The State Coordinator for Homeless Children and Youth is Donna Eggelston. She can be reached by calling 515-281-3999.