McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

In an effort to strengthen education support for students who find themselves and their families in temporary homeless circumstances, the U.S. Federal Government has passed the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431). The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. 

This includes students living in:

Double-up housing with other families or friends
Runaway/homeless youth shelters (even if parents invite the youth home)
Hotels or Motels
Shelters, including domestic violence shelters
Cars, abandoned buildings, parks, the streets or other public spaces.
Campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes
Students in homeless situations have the right to:

Get help enrolling and succeeding in school from the district's liaison for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth or from a designated building contact.
Stay in the school they went to before becoming homeless or whatever school they were enrolled in last, even if they move out of the district, or they can choose to go to the local school in the area where they are living.
Get transportation to their school of origin provided or arranged by the school district, or a joint effort among school districts.
Receive the same services and access to special programs as provided to all other students.
For enrollment or transportation assistance please contact Kremlin-Hillsdale Public
School's homeless liaison:

Francine Novosad