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 the district office at 218-773-3494.