Educating Missouri’s Homeless Children
Rachel Bullock, Special Education Director
PO Box 1960
1501 School Road, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Phone: 573-365-4091 ext. 5003
State Definition of a homeless student:
Students who qualify for a homeless status are those that lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are staying in a shelter, in a hotel/motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation, in a car, park, abandoned building, or other location not ordinarily used for human habitation, students staying in substandard housing, students who have run away or have been thrown out of their home, and students sharing housing with other people due to the loss of housing caused by economic hardship or disaster.
Students who meet this criteria qualify for a homeless status and have educational rights and protections under federal law, The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.