Systems of Support
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law created to support the enrollment and education of homeless students. McKinney-Vento is intended to provide homeless students the same educational opportunities as housed students by removing as many barriers to learning for homeless students as possible.
When is a child considered homeless?
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” This definition includes (but is not limited to) children who are:
Examples include, but are not limited to:
Who to Contact
If you need assistance, please contact our McKinney-Vento liaison, Sonja Settles at email@example.com