42 U.S.C. § 11434a : US Code - Section 11434A: Definitions
Search 42 U.S.C. § 11434a : US Code - Section 11434A: Definitions
For purposes of this part:
(1) The terms "enroll" and "enrollment" include attending
classes and participating fully in school activities.
(2) The term "homeless children and youths" -
(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate
nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 11302(a)(1)
of this title); and
(B) includes -
(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of
other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a
similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks,
or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate
accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional
shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster
(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime
residence that is a public or private place not designed for
or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for
human beings (within the meaning of section 11302(a)(2)(C) of
(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks,
public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus
or train stations, or similar settings; and
(iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section
6399 of title 20) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of
this part because the children are living in circumstances
described in clauses (i) through (iii).
(3) The terms "local educational agency" and "State educational
agency" have the meanings given such terms in section 7801 of
(4) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Education.
(5) The term "State" means each of the 50 States, the District
of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
(6) The term "unaccompanied youth" includes a youth not in the
physical custody of a parent or guardian.
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