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McKinney-Vento Act

McKinney-Vento Homeless Support

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

     *Sharing the housing of other persons duet 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 emeergency 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. 


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 recieve transportation to the school they attended before they became homeless or the school they last     


     *Immediate enrollment

     * Enroll and attend classses while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other 

      documents required for enrollment

     *Recieve educational services comparable to those provided for other students, according to your children's needs. 

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 Liaison                                              

Ruby Acedo 602-353-5020                                                    

[email protected] 


State Coordinator of Homeless Education

Rita Rodriguez

Office: (602) 542-4963

[email protected]