Homeless Education Services

Waynesboro Public Schools are committed to providing support to our students experiencing homelessness. We provide programs to assist and help maintain a successful academic experience for all students. Our Director of Student Services is responsible for ensuring the identification, enrollment and access to academic programs.

For assistance please contact:

Dr. Ryan N. Barber, Director of Student Services

540-946-4600 Ext. 121

rbarber@waynesboro.k12.va.us

Information for Families

The federal McKinney-Vento Act guarantees school enrollment for anyone who, due to a lack of permanent housing, lives in inadequate or temporary settings such as: Emergency or transitional shelters, In motels, hotels or campgrounds, In parked cars, public places, bus or train stations, or abandoned buildings, doubled up with relatives or friends and in these conditions and is a migratory child or youth.

Project HOPE Virginia homlss@wm.edu / http://hope.wm.edu

What families experiencing homelessness need to know:

  • Children and youth who are homeless have a right to attend school;
  • You do not need to have a permanent address to enroll in school;
  • You have the right to attend the school you last attended before becoming homeless (school of origin) if evaluated to be in your best interest;
  • Your child has the right to transportation service to and from their school of origin;
  • Homeless children and youth have the right to immediate enrollment;
  • Enrollment records, including past school records and health records are not a reason for denial to immediate school enrollment. Help securing these documents can be offered by your school personnel and the Homeless Liaison;
  • If enrollment disputes arise, schools must provide you with written explanation and your right to appeal;
  •  Unaccompanied homeless youth have these same rights.

US Homeless Accommodation


Forms regarding Homeless Education Services
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