McKinney Vento/Homeless Education

Welcome to The McKinney Vento/Homeless Education Supports Program

Who are McKinney Vento Students?

  • School-aged children who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence

  • An unaccompanied youth

  • School-aged children whose living arrangements include:

    • In a shelter (family, domestic violence,  youth shelter, or transitional living program)

    • In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing

    • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss

    • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the street

    • In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not your parent or guardian

    • In substandard housing (without electricity, water, or heat)

Eligible Students have the Right to:

  • Immediate school enrollment, even when records are not present

  • Remain in the school of origin/school where they were last enrolled

  • Receive support with transportation

  • Qualify automatically for child nutrition programs

  • Participate fully in all  school-related activities and programs

Parent/Caregiver/Guardian Responsibilities:

  • Make sure your child gets to school on time and is ready to learn

  • Stay informed of school rules, regulations, and activities

  • Contact the District McKinney Vento Liaison for assistance in removing barriers to your child’s education

  • Attend conferences, Back-to-School Night, and other school-related activities

If your family is experiencing uncertain or unstable housing or if you are unsure if this status applies to your child, please contact Jennifer Modeen, District McKinney Vento Liaison, at 218-773-1149 or