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McKinney Vento

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act and state law protect the rights of Homeless Children and Youth to receive a free and appropriate public education. Nearly everyone who is between the ages of 5 and 21 on September 1 of the school year and has not been expelled has the right to attend school, even if they:

  • Do not have a permanent address
  • Do not live with a parent or legal guardian
  • Live temporarily doubled-up with friends or family
  • Sleep in a shelter
  • Sleep in a campground, car, abandoned building, or other facility not designated for, nor ordinarily used as a regular accommodations for human beings
  • Do not have school records
  • Need help getting vaccinations or TB skin test

Nancy Shipley, McKinney Vento Program Liaison