ESSA amended Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to require that LEAs receiving Title IA funds collaborate with state or local child welfare agencies on local procedures for transportation for students in foster care. ESSA also amended the McKinney-Vento Act to remove the phrase “awaiting foster care placement” from the… Read more »
Research and data, including surveys of homeless and formerly homeless youths, indicate that experiencing homelessness can have significant negative impacts on children academically, socially, and emotionally. The Education for Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY) program, authorized under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), is designed to address the needs of homeless children and youths… Read more »
This brief explains the provisions of Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 11431-11435, hereafter referred to as The McKinney-Vento Act), related to the transportation of children and youth experiencing homelessness and offers strategies for implementing the law.
Appropriations Guidelines for the Use of Title I/Title I, Part A, Set-‐Asides Funds for Fiscal Years 2014-‐15, 2015-‐16
Checklist for McKinney-Vento School Choice Considerations: School of Origin or Local Attendance Zone?
Side-by-Side Comparison of the school choice considerations.
Best Practices in Homeless Education Brief Series
Determining Eligibility for Rights and Services Under the McKinney-Vento Act
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines “homeless children and youths” as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” However, because the circumstances of homelessness vary with each family’s or unaccompanied youth’s situation, determining the extent to which the family or youth fits the definition must occur on a case-by-case basis. Enrollment staff and/or the local homeless education liaison must gather and analyze information from the family or youth and make an appropriate determination of eligibility. Expeditious determination of eligibility and immediate school enrollment are critical to the child’s educational continuity.
This tool is designed to assist school and school district staff in applying the definition to individual children and youth to determine eligibility for rights and services under the McKinney-Vento Act.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Subtitle B—Education for Homeless Children and Youth), reauthorized in January 2002, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. This brief explains the legislation and offers strategies for implementing it in a school district.
Q and A on transportation requirements for children and youth in homeless situations. Also information on Transportation and Compulsory School Attendance.
Questions and Answers on School Selection, School of Origin, and Transportation