Are you living in an unstable, temporary or inadequate situation?

Students who lack a “fixed, regular and adequate night-time residence” may be eligible for additional educational services and assistance through the Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.

 

Examples of circumstances that are eligible include: 
  • Staying in a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter) or FEMA trailer 
  • Waiting for foster care placement 
  • Sharing the housing of others (doubled-up) due to loss of housing, eviction, economic hardship or similar reason 
  • Living in a car, park, campground, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing or similar 
  • Temporarily living in a motel or hotel due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason 
  • A student under age 18, living alone, with friends or with an adult that is not your parent or legal guardian
  • Unknown or temporary nighttime residence 

Students qualifying under the McKinney-Vento Act have the right to: 
  • Continue to attend school in the school attended before you became homeless (school of origin). 
  • Receive transportation to the school of origin 
  • Enroll in school immediately, even without the required documents or school records 
  • Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs. 
  • Have enrollment disputes quickly addressed. 

Please contact Caitlin Olson for more information.  

715-463-2320 x122