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Student Homelessness Support

Title IX-A (McKinney-Vento Act) - Homeless Education

Program Description

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program, ensures that homeless children and youth are provided a free, appropriate public education, despite lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian. The state public school admission statute assuring the right of homeless and other children and youth in similar circumstances to enroll in schools is ORS 339.115(7).  [1]

The Medford School District contracts these services with Maslow Project.

For more detail please visit or call Maslow Project directly at 541-608-6868 

If you live in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter
  • In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
  • Sharing housing or doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

You may qualify for certain rights and protection under the federal McKinney-Vento Act

 Eligible students have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is their preference and is feasible.
    • If the school district believes that the school selected is not in his/her best interest, then district must provide the student with a written explanation of its position and inform the student of his/her right to appeal its decision.
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the students' needs.

 If you believe you may be eligible, contact the Maslow Project to find out what services and supports may be available.

Additional Resources

Educational Right Poster for Youth English  Spanish

Educational Right Poster for Parent English  Spanish

Medford School Board Policy

JECBD English Spanish

JECBD-AR English Spanish

[1]Oregon State Department of Education, McKinney-Vento Act: Homeless Education Program, (December, 2017)

District Contacts

Andrea Partsafas, D.Ed Executive Director 541-842-3633   Deanne Radford Administrative Assistant 541-842-3633   Barbara Redding Grant Analyst II 541-842-1013   Jason Davies Foster Care Point of Contact 541-842-1076  
Mailing Address 900 Kenyon Street   Medford, OR 97501 Location 3525 Excel Drive Medford, OR 97504 INTERNAL LINK Comments (-1)

Maslow Project

Maslow Project 541-608-6868 Location 500 Monroe Street Medford, OR 97501 Mailing Address PO Box 999 Medford, OR 97501 INTERNAL LINK Comments (-1)