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Hopedale Public Schools District News

To Hopedale Residents:

Students who are homeless, whether temporary or long term, are protected by the McKinney-Vento Act, a federal law that protects educational rights of homeless children. Under this Act, homeless children can qualify for educational services, including Title 1 services, transportation and free/reduced lunch.

If you have any questions, or an inquiry regarding educational services for homeless children, please contact:

Megan Ashton:  508-634-2240; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Center for Homeless Education/McKinney-Vento-Act

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THE LAW SAYS YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

  • Immediately enroll your child in school
  • Choose your child’s old school or the school closest to where you are staying now
  • Get your child transportation to and from school
  • Get automatic free breakfast and lunch for your child
  • Have your child receive the same services as other students
  • Have disagreements settled quickly by contacting the district liaison

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING YOUR CHILD IN SCHOOL, CALL:

  • Your local district liaison, Megan Ashton at 508-634-2240 or
  • Your state coordinator, Sarah Slautterback at 781-338-6330

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NIÑOS SIN HOGARES FIJOS TIENEN EL DERECHO DE

ASISTIR A LA ESCUELA

LA LEY FEDERAL DICE QUE TIENE EL DERECHO DE:

  • Matricular inmediatamente a su hijo/a en la escuela
  • Escoger entre la última escuela que su hijo/a asistió o la escuela más cercana a donde reside actualmente
  • Obtener tranportación para su hijo/a hacia y desde la escuela
  • Recibir desayunos y almuerzos gratis automáticamente
  • Exigir que su hijo/a reciba los mismos servicios que otros estudiantes
  • Resolver disputas rápidamente con la ayuda del oficial educativo en su distrito escolar

SI TIENE PREGUNTAS O SI REQUIRE AYUDA PARA MATRICULAR A SU HIJO/A, LLAME A:

  • Su Oficial Educativo Local, Megan Ashton at 508-634-2240 or
  • Coordinador del Estado para Estudiantes Sin Hogares Fijos, Sarah Slautterback at 781-338-6330