Answer: You also are correct in immediately enrolling homeless students, even if they lack identification. The McKinney-Vento citation is 42 U.S.C. §11432(g)(3)(C). The next step, of course, is to work with the family to get identification, but they should be in school, attending, while that is happening. It might re-assure enrollment staff to let them know that you do work with families to obtain documentation, so that they know that it is forthcoming, with your assistance.
We always enroll without birth certificates, immunizations, etc., but we’ve had a few instances – not often – when parents do not have anything at all with them, including identification. Should we enroll them in school without any type of identification?
Feb 2, 2017 | Q and A