McKinney Vento Program

Homeless Education

The  McKinney-Vento Program (MVP ) assists children and youth in transition lacking a fixed, adequate, or regular housing situation. If a student and his or her family are currently residing in a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground, streets, abandoned building, or doubled-up with family or friends due to hardship, he or she may qualify for program assistance.

  The  McKinney-Vento Act  does not provide housing  support, however it does allow the following rights to students:

  • Continuity of school placement: In order to allow students to have consistency in their education, students may continue to attend the school they last attended when they were living in permanent housing or the school last attended. This school is called the school of origin. This includes schools across county lines. School placement decisions are made in the best interest of the student and factors such as distance from the current living situation are taken into consideration.

  • Transportation: Transportation must be provided to all students living 2 or more miles away from the school location.

  • Free lunch:  All students who qualify under the McKinney-Vento Act receive free lunch.

  • Immediate Enrollment :   Students who qualify under the McKinney-Vento Act are entitled to immediate enrollment, even if they do not have the proper paperwork (immunizations, address verification, etc.) at the time of enrollment

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