McKinney-Vento Homeless Support/ Foster Care Supports

  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

    The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youths as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

    • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (Doubled Up)
    • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters, or who are abandoned in hospitals

    The term ‘awaiting foster care placement' has been removed from the definition of 'homeless' in McKinney-Vento.

    Educational Assistance Under McKinney-Vento

    Eligible students must be given access to the same public education provided for other students.

    • May be able to continue at the school they attended before becoming homeless or the school they last attended.
    • May be eligible to receive transportation to the school they attended before they became homeless or the school they last attended.
    • Immediate enrollment
    • Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
    • Receive educational services comparable to those provided for other students, according to your children’s needs.

    Contact McKinney-Vento Liason

    If your family lives in any of the above conditions, you may be eligible for some assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act. Our district McKinney-Vento Liaison can assist in determining your eligibility for our programs: 

    McKinney-Vento Services/Foster Care Point of Contact

    State Coordinator of Homeless Education
    Silvia Chavez

    Foster Care Resources