Saddle Brook Public Schools is committed to providing a quality education to all students. This includes removing barriers that may impede a child's ability to attend school consistently. If you or someone you know is currently without a permanent residence, please review the information on this page and contact our district with any questions.
Under Federal McKinney-Vento legislation, eligibility is extended to children or youth
who lack a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence, including:
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds, due to lack of alternative, adequate accommodations;
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
- Awaiting foster care placement;
- Living in public or private spaces, not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
- Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
- Migratory in the above circumstances;
- Unaccompanied youth whose living circumstances meet the definition of homeless.
Homelessness can essentially be broken down into four categories: chronic, episodic, transitional, and hidden.
A family can self-identify as homeless indefinitely, though financial responsibility for educational costs is transferred to the District where the families reside following one year.
Click Here to Access the District's Internal McKinney-Vento form. This form must be updated annually and returned to the District Homeless Liaison.
Click Here to Access Information from the National Center for Homeless Education.
If you have any other questions, please email William Osborne, McKinney-Vento Liaison here