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In accordance with federal law, it is the policy of the Meriden Board of Education (the “Board”) to prohibit discrimination against, segregation of, or stigmatization of, homeless children and youth.  The Board authorizes the Administration to establish regulations setting forth procedures necessary to implement the requirements of law with respect to homeless children and youth.  In the event of conflict between federal and/or state law and these administrative regulations, the provisions of law shall control.


Legal References:                  

State Law:

Public Act 19-179, “An Act Concerning Homeless Students’ Access to Education”


10-186 Duties of local and regional boards of education re school attendance. Hearings. Appeals to state board. Establishment of hearing board. Readmission. Transfers


10-253 School privileges for children in certain placements, non-resident children and children in temporary shelters


                                    Federal Law:

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 11431 et seq., as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act, Pub. L. 114-95.


ADOPTED:  December 18, 2018

AMENDED:  November 19, 2019

Cross reference:

Policy 5050, Non-Resident - Students

Approved 11/19/2019
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