McKinney Vento/
Homeless Information

The McKinney Vento Act provides certain rights for homeless students. They include waiving certain requirements such as proof of residency when students are enrolling and allowing categorical eligibility for certain services, such as free textbooks.

The Act also states:

●Homeless students may attend their school of origin or the school where they are

temporarily residing;

●Homeless students must be provided a written statement of their rights when they

enroll and at least two times per year;

●Homeless students may enroll without school, medical, or similar records;

●Homeless students have a right to transportation to school;

●Students must be provided a statement explaining why they are denied any service or


●Students must receive services, such as transportation, while disputes are being


●Students are automatically eligible for Title I services;

●School districts must reserve a portion of Title IA funds to serve homeless students;

●School districts must review and revise policies that provide barriers to homeless


●Schools must post information in the community regarding the rights of homeless

students, in schools and other places that homeless families may frequent; and

●School districts must identify a McKinney Vento Liaison to assist students.

Mrs. Jen Sass

Curriculum Director/McKinney Vento Liaison

Charlie Gibson

IDOE Homeless Education Specialist

Flora Jones

IDOE Director Student Pathways & Opportunities