If your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • In a motel or campground, due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation

  • In a car, park, abandoned building or bus/train station

  • Doubled up with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship

 Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

Your eligible children have the right to:

  •     Enroll in and attend school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment

  •     Attend classes locally or continue attending the school in which they were last enrolled if that is your preference and it is feasible

  •     Appeal a school district’s determination about your child’s eligibility for McKinney-Vento services or school selection

  •     Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this

  •     Receive education services comparable to other students, according to your children’s needs

If you believe your children may be eligible, contact the local liaison to find out what services and supports may be available. There also may be supports available for your preschool-age children.

Local Liaison: Scharen Collingwood
Email Scharen Collingwood

State Coordinator: Shannon Cranmore
Email Shannon Cranmore