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What happens if my family is in a temporary housing situation?

The Eau Claire Area School District is committed to providing a welcoming environment for all families, no matter their housing situation. Families that are in a living situation that qualifies as homeless, as defined by the McKinney Vento federal law have rights and access to resources. Eligible temporary housing situations include:

  • Persons sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reasons

  • Primary residence is motel, hotel, trailer park or campground

  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter unit

  • Abandoned in hospital

  • Primary nighttime residence is public or private place not designed for sleeping

  • Living in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, bus or train station, or similar settings

  • Living in substandard housing (residence lacks essential elements making it inadequate for human habitation)
  • Migratory children who are living in the situations described above
 
Don't let lack of documentation keep you from enrolling! Call our Enrollment staff or our Homeless Liason for more information. 
Audra Connell 
Centralized Enrollment Secretary
(715) 852-3093
aconnell@ecasd.us

Dani Graham
Homeless Liaison
(715) 852-3044
dclaesges@ecasd.us


Eligible children have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education

  • Enroll in school immediately and attend classes, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment

  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin if that is their preference and is feasible
  • Receive transportation assistance to and from the school of origin, if eligible
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students
  • Receive free meal program benefits immediately without completing paperwork


Please watch the video below to learn more about these rights. You can also visit our ECASD Family Services page.