McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C. The 2002 reauthorization requires that children and youths experiencing homelessness are immediately enrolled in school and have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. The statute requires every public school district and charter holder to designate a Homeless Liaison to ensure that homeless students are identified and their needs are being met. (Arizona Department of Education)
Definition of Homelessness Under McKinney-Vento
If your family lives in any of the following situations:
- In a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground
- On the street
- In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations
- Doubled-up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing,
Then you have the right to:
- Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there.
- Continue in the school you attended before you became homeless or the school you last attended.
- Receive transportation to the school you attended before you became homeless.
- Enroll in school without giving a permanent address.
- Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school records and/or immunization records.
- Educational Assistance under McKinney-Vento.
If your family lives in any of the above conditions, you may be eligible for some assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act. Our district Homeless Liaison can assist in determining your eligibility for our programs. Contact Kathy Nell, (602) 449-2431.
PVSchools Transportation Department Director
Arizona Department of Education
Homeless Education Coordinator