Homeless McKinney Vento

Children and youth who experience homelessness have the right to receive a free, appropriate public education ensured by the The McKinney-Vento Act. The law requires schools to remove barriers to enrollment, attendance and success for homeless students.

The McKinney-Vento Act sets high priority on students receiving education and services at his/her school of origin (the school a student attended when first homeless).  This provision provides students some stability when other factors are in flux.