Homeless/McKinney Vento Information

The McKinney-Vento Act is federal legislation that has been in effect since 1987 to support children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act defines ‘homeless children and youth’ as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The intent of the McKinney-Vento Act is to ensure homeless children and youth enroll and succeed in school.
 
Students living in any of the following situations may be entitled to additional support:
  • In a shelter, motel, trailer park, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • Abandoned in hospitals
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations (lack of heat, water, etc.)
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives due to loss of housing or economic hardship 
Students living in homeless situations have a right to:
  • Get help with enrolling in school from the district liaison or other school contact to continue academic success;
  • Continue in the school they attended (referred to as the school of origin) before they became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is the parent’s choice and is feasible;
  • Get transportation to and from the school of origin;
  • Receive additional services such as ELL, Special Education, Title 1, preschool, Quest (gifted), career/technical education
 
How does your student enroll for services?
Please fill out this form or contact your school for support in enrolling for McKinney Vento services: Form

If you filled out a form and where denied McKinney Vento status and would like file a grievance please fill out this form 

Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services
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