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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.
Arizona Department of Education
Homeless Education Coordinator