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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