If a family or student in temporary housing and their school district disagree about a student's McKinney-Vento eligibility for enrollment, school selection options, or transportation, the school district may challenge the student's eligibility under McKinney-Vento. To do so, the school district must: Provide written notice to the student or family about the reasons for their disagreement; Provide complete information in writing about the right to appeal to the family or youth; Put the family or youth in touch with the McKinney-Vento liaison for assistance; Provide immediate enrollment and transportation while the appeal is pending and until all available appeals are final. McKinney-Vento disputes and appeals are reviewed and decided by the New York State Education Department. Internal school district dispute and appeal processes cannot be used to exclude a student in temporary housing from school or discontinue the student's McKinney-Vento protections.
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