- While there are not many homeless students enrolled in Ozark City Schools, administrators and faculty want to make sure that the nearly twenty they do have, are cared for.
Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, in order to be classified as homeless, a child must meet five qualifications. Those broadly include a child who does not have a fixed nighttime residence, children sharing another person's home due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or they are living in a hotel room. Also, children who are sleeping in shelters or a place not designed for regular housing. Children living in cars or at bus stations are also qualified as homeless. Any migratory children meeting the above qualifications is also considered homeless.