A: School of origin applies to feeder schools only when there is a “designated receiving school” for students. 42 USC 11432(g)(3)(I)(ii). If all students leave the charter school and begin attending local school A, the student would retain school of origin rights for school A. However, if all students leave the charter school and go to their local attendance area school, then the student would need to attend school B, the local attendance area school. It may be worth looking into open enrollment for the student to attend school A, especially if the student is looking for housing in that area. However, if the student open enrolls into school A, the right to transportation would depend on what is comparable to what all students receive. Since the McKinney-Vento Act wouldn’t give the student the right to attend that school as the school of origin, transportation would not be required under the school of origin rules.
A student is attending a K-6 charter school and has been identified as experiencing homelessness. For 7th grade, students attend feeder schools based on their local attendance area. The student used to live in the local attendance area of school A. However, the student is currently staying in the local attendance area of school B. Does the student have a right to attend feeder school A, even though the student is not living in that attendance area? Do school of origin rights apply?
Nov 16, 2022 | Q and A