In transition? Unstable housing situation?
Let us connect you with the support to keep your education on track.
Hardships happen, and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, a federal law, ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. Learn more about Defining Homelessness. Our district-appointed liaisons are here to facilitate, locate and assist our families and students who find themselves needing support during these difficult moments to continue receiving the highest standards of education.
- Live in a shelter, motel or campground
- Live doubled-up with other people or couch-surfing
- Live in a car, park or abandoned building
Under the McKinney-Vento Act you have a right to an education without barriers, which means you can:
- Receive a free public education
- Enroll in school immediately, even if you lack documents normally required for enrollment
- Attend classes while the school gathers your missing documents
- Enroll in the school closest to you or the school you were last enrolled in (school of origin), even if you have been forced to relocate
- Receive transportation to and from your school of origin
- Receive all the same educational services other students receive, even if you can't pay
- Participate in before and after school programs
- Receive counseling
- Receive free breakfast and lunch
- Participate in special education, bilingual vocational and gifted programs as qualified
- Receive school supplies
- Receive extra academic support through Title I funding
- Receive evaluation for any disabilities
Get covered in 3 simple steps:
- TALK to your school counselor, your school counselor will complete an intake form that will identify your student's needs and any community resources available to you.
- COMPLETE the housing questionnaire with your school counselor
- CONTACT the HEART Liaison for any additional resource assistance
McKinney Vento & Foster Care Liaison
Support to all district homeless and foster students and their families