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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

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208 Bull Street
(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Program

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is the federal law that governs the educational rights of children and youth in homeless situations. This act was reauthorized in 2001 as Title X Part C, No Child Left Behind Act


Homeless children have the right to a free, appropriate public education


 A student is homeless if they:


  • live in a shelter or transitional housing
  • live in a motel, campground, car, abandoned building or on the streets
  • share the housing of friends or relatives due to loss of housing (eviction and foreclosure) or cannot afford housing
  • live on the streets
  • have a temporary foster care placement

  Students who are homeless have the right to:


  • immediately enroll in and attend school without having health or school records and a permanent address
  • enroll in the school where you are living or the school attended when permanently housed, if in your child's best interest
  • receive transportation to and from the school of origin
  • participate in school activities for which they are eligible
  • utilize dispute resolution process if you have a grievance

For more information concerning the Homeless, please contact Sharon Hill, Homeless Liaision at 395-1092.