McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Act clarifies the educational rights' of students who are considered homeless.  It was enacted to help eliminate problems students who are homeless traditionally had enrolling, attending and succeeding in school.

The definition of homeless varies greatly.  The Act itself stipulates that a student may be considered homeless if they lack a "fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime resident."  However, this definition can vary greatly for every student and family.  For example, a student may have a 'fixed, regular and adequate' housing but if they are sharing that housing with another family they may still be considered homeless.

If there has been a change in your housing situation, you have any questions about eligibility, you are worried about potentially becoming homeless or you know of another family who may need assistance, please contact the district. 

Additional information is available below.