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Homeless Assistance

In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, the Beverly Public Schools provides homeless students and unaccompanied youth all of the educational services for which they are eligible, including education programs for students with disabilities, free school meals, English language services, vocational and technical education, gifted and talented services, special education, preschool and Title I services. Homeless students are entitled to transportation to their school of origin or the school in which they are to be enrolled, if required. All students, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational/vocational education programs offered by the district.

Extracurricular activities sponsored by the district are non-discriminatory in that:

BPS provides equal opportunity for all students to participate in intramural and interscholastic sports;
extracurricular activities or clubs sponsored by the school do not exclude students on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness. 

All user fees are waived for students without a permanent place of residence.