"Homelessness alone is not sufficient reason to separate students from the mainstream school environment."
According to the McKinney-Vento Act homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including children who are:
1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or
2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of adequate accommodations;
3. Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
4. Are abandoned in hospitals;
5. Awaiting foster care placement;
6. Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
7. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings;
8. Migratory children living in conditions described in the previous
9. Unaccompanied youth who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.