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