• McKinney-Vento Act
    Education for Homeless Children

    Children and youth experiencing homelessness have the right to a free, appropriate public education.

    If you:

    • Live in a shelter or motel
    • Share housing with relatives because you lost your housing
    • Live in a campground, car, old building or other temporary shelter
    • Don’t have a permanent address

    You have the right to:

    • Enroll your child in school immediately, even without school or medical records
    • Get help from the District liaison with immunizations and/or medical records
    • Choose your child’s old school or school closest to where you are living now
    • Get transportation to school for your child
    • Dispute enrollment to school for your child
    • Participate in your child’s education

    For assistance, please contact your Homeless Education Liaison

    District Homeless Liaison: 
    Tara Neidigh
    815.286.7503