Notice of Right to Appeal

Dear Parent:

Be advised that you have the right to appeal the decisions made by Perry Township Schools regarding your student’s eligibility and enrollment under Title X, Part C of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Students involved in a McKinney-Vento dispute process have the right to enroll immediately in the school of choice pending resolution of the dispute. Immediate enrollment includes full participation in all school activities.

As the district’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Liaison designee, notification should be made to Kathy Luessow in writing within 10 business days of receipt of this letter if you want to appeal the district’s decision outlined above.

Attached you will find an appeal form that you can use for this notification. If we cannot reach a resolution at the district-level, the dispute will be moved to the state level for final resolution, facilitated by the Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE) State Coordinator for the McKinney-Vento Act. State Coordinator, Deepali Jani can be reached by phone at 317-233-3372 or 317- 460-1340 via email at

Attached you will find a copy of Indiana’s McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Process that provides additional details on the state’s McKinney-Vento dispute and appeals process, including key timelines.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions on this decision or the McKinney-Vento dispute or appeal process.