Answer: This falls under 42 USC §11432(g)(1)(I), which requires LEAs to “review and revise policies to remove barriers to the identification of homeless children and youths, and the enrollment and retention of homeless children and youths in schools in the State.” Enrollment is defined as “attending classes and participating fully in school activities.” 42 USC §11434a(1). Taking assessments that are required or necessary for the student’s academic program (ELL, special education, etc.) is part of “attending classes and participating fully in school activities.” If the lack of transportation is a barrier, the LEA must remove that barrier.
Is there a legal citation supporting transportation for students to exams, assessments, etc.? For example, we have a student is in our virtual learning model who needs to come to the school campus for an exam for ESL.
Mar 3, 2021 | Q and A