Homeless Student Support

Homeless Students:  (McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act)

Board Policy 4125

As required by the North Carolina Constitution and North Carolina law, the board of education is committed to providing a free public school education to all children who are legally entitled to enroll in the school system.  In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the North Carolina State Plan for Educating Homeless Children, the board will make reasonable efforts to identify homeless children and youth of school age located within the area served by the school system, encourage their enrollment, and eliminate barriers to their receiving an education that may exist in school system policies or practices.  Based on individual need, homeless students will be provided services available to all students, such as preschool, free or reduced price school meals, services for English learners, special education, vocational/technical education, gifted and talented services, and before- and after-school care. 


For information concerning the educational rights of homeless students, contact either: Ms. Anne Boring, Director, Exceptional Children, 828-837-2722 Ext. 2981, or Ms. Kim Gibson, Director of Student Services, 828-837-2722 Ext. 2420.  Address:  Cherokee County Schools, 911 Andrews Rd., Murphy, NC  28906.

Amended:  December 13, 2018

Address After August 2, 2024:  Cherokee County Schools, 2230 Airport Road, Marble, NC 28905