McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
If you live in any of the following situations:
- In a shelter
- In a motel, car, or campsite
- Doubled up with other people due to the loss of housing or economic hardship
You may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
Eligible students have the right to:
- Receive a free, appropriate public education
- Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
- Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents
- Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is their preference.
- If the school district believes that the school selected is not in his/her best interest, then the district must provide the student with a written explanation of its position and inform the student of his/her right to appeal its decision
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested.
- Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the students’ needs.
- Receive free school meals
If you believe you may be eligible, CLICK HERE to complete the housing information form or contact your district homeless liaison, Nikki Shakespeare, to find out what services and supports may be available.