All students, regardless of economic situation or living arrangement, have a right to an education. Pryor Public Schools believes in providing learners with a quality education and will work with you to ensure that your child has the necessary resources to succeed.
Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act if your family lives in any of the following situations:
- A shelter, a motel, or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
- A car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
- Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship
If you believe your children may be eligible, contact us to find out what services and supports may be available.
All children have the right to:
- Receive a free, appropriate public education.
- Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
- Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.
- Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is your preference. *If the school district believes that the school you select is not in the best interest of your children, then the district must provide you with a written explanation of its position and inform you of your right to appeal its decision.
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this.
- Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your children’s needs.