Homeless child. Homeless child means a person who:
a) lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence;
b) is a child or a youth:
1) who is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship or a similar reason; is living in a motel, hotel, trailer park or camping ground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodation; is living in an emergency or transitional shelter; is abandoned in a hospital; or is awaiting foster care placement;
2) who is living in a car, park, or public space or in an abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station or similar setting;
3) who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; and
4) who is a migratory child, as defined in section 1309 of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, who qualifies as homeless for the purpose of this chapter because the child is living in circumstances described in this section.
The term homeless child does not include a person housed in a correctional facility, jail, or detention facility.
(05-071 Chapter 101, Maine Unified Special Education Regulation)
Frequently Asked Questions – link to Maine DOE Website
Information for Parents – link to Maine DOE Website
Information for Students – link to Maine DOE Website
If you need to speak with someone about homelessness, please contact our Homeless Liaison, Sam Runco at 866-4916.