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McKinney-Vento Act

In PVSchools, every learner is empowered for a lifetime of excellence and each decision and interaction is handled with every student’s success and well-being a priority.

Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) was included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C. The 2002 reauthorization requires that children and youth 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.

Definition of Homelessness Under McKinney-Vento

If your family lives:

  • in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • on the street
  • in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations
  • 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 the McKinney-Vento.

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

Additional Resources

Arizona Department of Education

Homeless Education Coordinator
(602) 542-4963

National Center for Homeless Education

1(800) 308-2145

Community Information and Referral

1(877) 211-8661

Contact Shelter Hotline

1(800) 799-7739

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence

(602) 279-2900

Arizona Self Help

Arizona Foreclosure Helpline

1(877) 448-1211

Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank

(602) 867-9228

Foster Care Contact

Ashley Avila


Work: 602-449-2158