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Rights of Homeless Students
Schools are required to notify parents of homeless children (and unaccompanied youth) of the following rights:

· The availability of a local district staff person as a liaison for homeless children.

· Immediate enrollment and school participation, even if educational and medical records and proof of residency are not available.

· The availability of educational opportunities and related opportunities for homeless students (preschool to age 21), including unaccompanied youth.

· Enrollment and transportation rights, including transportation to the school of origin. “School of origin” is defined as the school the child attended when permanently housed or when last enrolled.

· Written explanation of why a homeless child is placed other than in a school of origin or school requested by the parent, with the right to appeal within the local dispute resolution process.

· Meaningful opportunities for parents to participate in the education of their children.

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison:
Laura Newman
(631) 912-2005
LNewman@commack.k12.ny.us
Contact Information
By Mail:  P.O. Box 150, Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2000
By Email: webmaster@commack.k12.ny.us
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The Commack School District Mission Statement
Within the context of a caring community of learners, our primary mission is to provide an exemplary
learning experience that will allow each child to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and
values to become a successful, contributing member within our school community and greater society.
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