Issue Date: September 26, 2017
Parents of school-age children who are being relocated to Maryland as an aftermath of recent hurricanes have the same rights as “children experiencing homelessness” under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
School records, immunization records, and/or permanent address records are not required. Each Local Educational Agency (LEA) follows current guidelines under McKinney-Vento and collects the necessary follow-up through pupil services for documentation. The documents may not become readily available for a number of months. Note: Students who are identified as homeless according to the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.05.09.05 may not be denied enrollment due to lack of documentation of immunizations.
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