School districts are instrumental in ensuring that the rights and services guaranteed in the McKinney-Vento Act are implemented throughout the school district. All local educational agencies must follow the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act, whether or not they have a McKinney-Vento subgrant. In general, school district’s must

  • continue a homeless child’s or youth’s education in the school of origin for the duration of homelessness and for the remainder of the academic year, if the child or youth becomes permanently housed during an academic year; or
  • enroll the homeless child or youth in any public school that non-homeless students who live in the attendance area in which the child or youth is actually living are eligible to attend.

More information can be found at the National Center for Homeless Education at https://nche.ed.gov/.

Click here for A Parent’s Guide to the Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness.

You may also search CEVS Board Policy under the Board of Education tab or contact CEVS Homeless Liaison, Amy Mescher, at mescher.amy@coldwatercavs.org for more information.