DCF & School District

Student Eligibilty

Student Eligibility

In order for a student to be eligible for an SESPP volunteer, a student must be:

Students eligible for an SESPP volunteer may reside in a variety of living situations including residential schools, group homes, hospitals or pediatric nursing homes, state institutions, diagnostic placements, shelters and foster homes. Under both federal and state special education regulations, foster parents have the authority to act as special education decision-makers without an appointment by the SESPP.

*Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: A youth who is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, and who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence or has a primary nighttime residence in a supervised, publicly or privately, operated shelter for temporary accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill), an institution providing temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized, or a public or private place not designated for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.