This indicator represents the total unduplicated statewide number of homeless students who are enrolled in public schools. Students are considered enrolled if they are attending classes and participating fully in school activities. Homeless students are broadly defined as children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students living in unsheltered situations as well as those in sheltered situations such as motels, hotels, vehicles, camp grounds, and recreational vehicles (RVs).
The denominator for the percentage is the total statewide number of children enrolled in K-12 Public Schools, as reported by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.
The data for this measure are the result of the McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act.
The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and
educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal grants supporting state efforts to provide equal access to free and appropriate public education to homeless students and to gather information about those students and their needs on an annual basis. Data reported here include homeless students enrolled in school districts with and without McKinney-Vento subgrants.
Homeless data were obtained from U.S. Department of Education, ED Data Express: Total Number of Homeless Students Enrolled in LEAs with or without McKinney-Vento Subgrants. Total school enrollment numbers were obtained from the
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.