What is McKinney-Vento?
The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.
Homeless is Defined as:
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:
Under the McKinney-Vento Act parents/unaccompanied homeless youths have rights to:
McKinney-Vento Liaison: Melissa Fitzgerald (336)372-4345