Support for Homeless Students

  • The Chester Upland School District is required to support the education of homeless children and youths under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Homeless children and youths are defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

    If you are in need of homeless services, please contact:
     
    Dana M. Bowser, MSW, CUSD Homeless Liaison

    267-668-3492 (Office), dbowser@chesteruplandsd.org
     

    As a part of the federal guidelines, CUSD shall not deny immediate enrollment due to any requirements, and all homeless students are entitled to:

    • Attendance in their school of origin or school of current residence
    • Immediate enrollment
    • Transportation (if applicable)
    • Immediate access to educational services for which they are eligible (Title I, special education, gifted, career technical education, after school programs
    • Free meals provided by the district through food programs
    • Appeal educational placement decisions made by the district