McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law created to support the enrollment and education of homeless students. Please contact your school social worker or the district's McKinney-Vento liaison if you are: 

  • In an emergency shelter or transitional housing;

  • In a motel, hotel, car, RV, public space or abandoned building because you have nowhere else to go;

  • Living with relatives or friends due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;

  • Migratory children living in any of the above situations;

  • School aged students not in the physical custody of a parent or legal guardian living in any of the above situations

Services available include:

  • Immediate enrollment, even if missing registration documentation (school records, medical records, vaccination records, proof of residency)

  • Remain at the school the student last attended when they had permanent housing (school of origin),

  • Receive transportation to the school of origin

  • Receive free school meals

  • Access school programs