• The McKinney-Vento Act defines transitional (homeless) students as those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and may reside:

    • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, youth shelter, or transitional housing)
    • In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing (single room occupancy hotel)
    • Temporarily (not permanent) in a house or apartment with more than one family because of loss of housing or economic hardship
    • In an abandoned building, car, campground, or on the street
    • With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth
  • What are your Child's Educational Rights?

    Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, your child:

    • Has the right to enroll in school without normally required documents such as birth certificates, proof of residency, transcripts, and immunization records
    • Has the right to continue to attend the school in which they were last enrolled or attend the school nearest their current residence
    • May receive transportation to school
    • Has the right to participate in all programs and activities when eligbile