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Students in Transition

The Students In Transition program in Rochester Public Schools helps to support and provide services to students experiencing unstable housing or homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001 defines “homeless children and youths” as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” 

Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness:

  • Access to a free and appropriate public education
  • Receive the same programs and services that are provided to all other children
  • Enrollment in a new school without proof of residential status, school records, proof of guardianship or other documents
  • Continue in the school they attended before becoming homeless
  • Receive transportation to the school they attended before becoming homeless
  • Free breakfast and lunch at school

Contact Us:

Melissa Brandt
Transition and Fostering Connections Coordinator
(507) 328-4300 | Email