If you live in any of the following situations,
you may qualify for certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act
- shelter or transitional housing
- motel or hotel
- sleeping in a vehicle, tent, RV, public space, campground, etc.
- accommodations that don't have plumbing, heating or electricity
- living with many people
- staying with friends or family due to economic circumstances, eviction, foreclosure, etc.
- migratory students meeting the descriptions above
Eligible students have the right to:
- stay in the school they were attending when they lost housing, or enroll in their neighborhood school
- enroll in school immediately, even if they don't have their documentation or immunizations
- access the same programs, services and appropriate supports as all students
- receive free school meals
McKinney-Vento Liaisons work with students and families to ensure student's educational needs are met.
They help students and families in the following ways:
- help students register for and enroll in school
- set up transportation for students to and from school
- provide advocacy and outreach services
- make referrals to local service providers
- coordinate between service providers
- help navigate systems
- help students with basic needs -- or refer to agencies that help
If you think you might be eligible, reach out to Tessa Hart, South Lane's McKinney-Vento Liaison, to find out what services or support might be available.