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HIDOE Education of Homeless Children and Youth


If you know of a family who is currently experiencing housing instability, or without a regular place to stay at night, their school-age children (preschool through 12th grade) may qualify for certain rights and protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Liaisons for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth ensures, families living in unstable housing conditions, are provided services and supports to removing barriers so children can fully participate in school.

School Rights You May Not Know They Have...


If they live in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter
  • On the beach, park, or campground
  • In a motel or hotel 
  • In a car, abandoned building, or on the street 
  • Living temporarily with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship 
  • Inadequate living accommodations (collapsed house, lack of water or electricity) 
  • Unaccompanied youth experiencing any of the circumstances above 

They may be eligible for services, including:

  • Free transportation to and from school
  • Free school supplies & school uniforms
  • Referrals for housing, health care and food
  • Referrals for other services

They also have the right to:

  • Enroll immediately and attend classes 
  • Get help obtaining documents required for school enrollment 
  • Attend the same school or transfer to new home school 
  • Receive free breakfast and lunch at school
  • Receive comparable educational services

Nanaikapono Elementary / Nanakuli Elementary / Nanakuli High-Intermediate:


Rona Dela Cruz


Telephone: 808-294-2011





Leihoku Elementary / Maili Elementary / Waianae Elementary:

Jeanna Hurt

Telephone:  808-286-8754





Makaha Elementary / Waianae High / Waianae Intermediate:

Donna Manibog

Telephone:  808-294-0101