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Homeless Information

The designated coordinator for identification of homeless children and for tracking and monitoring programs and activities for these children is the
Clarksville Community School District
318 N Mather
Clarksville, Iowa 50619

Please direct any questions or concerns to Guidance Counselor



Homeless Education


Homeless Students Definitions and Rights

Federal Definition: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

A homeless individual includes:

  • An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence;
  • An individual has a primary residence that is –
    • A supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the for the mentally ill);
    • An institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
    • A public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings

Iowa Definition; Chapter 33, Educating the Homeless, Iowa Administrative Code

A homeless child of school age includes:

  • A child between the ages of 5 and 21;
  • A child who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence;
  • A child who is living is a car, tent, or abandoned building or some other form of shelter not defined as a permanent home;
  • A child who is living with non-nuclear family members or with friends (includes doubled-up families).

**The Iowa definition is for school-aged children and youth, ages 5-21.

**The Federal definition is for individuals of any ages.

Comparables Services

Under the Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, each homeless child or youth to be assisted shall be provided services offered to other students in the school, including the following:

  • Transportation services;
  • Educational Services for which the child or youth meets the eligibility criteria, such as services under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 1965 (ESEA) or State or local programs, educational programs for children with disabilities, and educational programs for students with limited English proficiency;
  • Programs in vocational and technical education;
  • Programs for gifted and talented students;
  • School nutrition programs.


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