(Information for Homeless Students & Their Families)
The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law guaranteeing all children and youth the right to an equal education, regardless of their living situation. Protection under the McKinney-Vento Act extends to those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
This definition includes students:
Sharing housing with friends, relatives, etc. due to the loss of housing, natural disaster, hardship, etc.
Living in a motel, trailer park, or campground due to the lack of alternative accommodations
Living somewhere not designed for human occupation
In shelters or substandard housing
In an above situation and not in the custody of an adult guardian
Those covered by the law have the right to:
Immediate enrollment, regardless of documentation, immunizations, etc.
Automatic eligibility for free/reduced lunch
Transportation to their school of origin (consistency in education)
Comparable education to all other students
Homeless information for parents
McKinney-Vento Screening Form
Homeless Information Pamphlet