Parent’s Guide to the Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
More than 30,000 Ohio children meet the definition of homeless student. These students lack fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residences. Because they have lost their permanent homes, they may be sharing housing with others or living in motels, campgrounds, emergency shelters, cars, parks or other public spaces.
A homeless student has rights to the same education as any other student in Ohio. Here is a guide to help parents understand what support their families can expect and how to work with schools.