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Know Your Enrollment Rights
For Students Experiencing Homelessness or Housing Insecurity in Washington DC

Are you a student in D.C.

experiencing homelessness or housing instability and have questions about school enrollment? Check out this Know Your Enrollment Rights flyer or reach out for help. Spanish and Chinese versions are also available (traditional, and simplified).

Taylor Jones is a fellow with the National Center for Youth Law working to support District of Columbia youth experiencing homelessness by helping them access an appropriate education. Taylor is available to provide direct assistance to K-12 D.C. students experiencing homelessness who are denied educational supports and services.

Students experiencing homelessness should fill out this form to receive assistance with:

  • Barriers to remote learning, including securing reliable access to internet and devices
  • Transportation to and from schools as in-person learning resumes
  • Access to behavioral supports
  • Access to academic supports, including IEPs and 504 plans
  • Student Discipline
  • Graduation requirements and credit recovery.

Are you a McKinney-Vento Liaison working with students?

Advocates and lawyers seeking to get involved and seek assistance using this form, or can reach out to Taylor Jones directly to collaborate on local policy reforms and know-your-rights trainings.

You may contact Taylor Jones at tjones@youthlaw.org or 202-868-4789