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    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 children and youth who are homeless as 'individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.' The act ensures homeless children and youth enroll and succeed in school.

    STUDENTS LIVING IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS MAY BE ENTITLED TO ADDITIONAL SUPPORT:

    • Hotels, motels, cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations.
    • Transitional housing, emergency or domestic violence shelters.
    • Doubled up with other families or relatives due to loss of housing or affordable housing.
    • Without the support or in the physical custody of parents/guardians.

     

    STUDENTS LIVING IN HOMELESS SITUATIONS HAVE THE RIGHT TO: 

    • Continue at the school they attended (referred to as the school of origin) before they became homeless, or the school in which they were last enrolled.
    • Get help with school enrollment, even if they lack normally required documents, such as immunization records or proof of residence.
    • Get transportation to and from their school of origin.
    • Free school meals.
    • Get help with school fees including field trips, physical education fees, lab fees and other school fees.
    • Get help obtaining extra academic supports and school supplies.
    • Get help connecting to social service agencies in the community.

     

    Enrollment Rights & Services

    To access services, please speak with the school counselor or McKinney-Vento building designee. If they are unavailable, please contact the McKinney-Vento Family Support Liaison Jamie Garcia at 360-538-2253.