If you live in any of the following situations:
- In a Shelter,
- In a Motel or campground due to lack of accommodation,
- In a car, park, abandoned building or bus/train station,
- Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship,
you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the Federal McKinney-Vento Act.
Furthermore, 2018 legislative updates include the following points:
(J) Assurances that the following will be carried out—
New--(II) If the child's or youth's living arrangements in the area served by the educational agency of origin terminate and the child or youth, though continuing his or her education in the school of origin, begins living in an area served by another local educational agency, the local educational agency of origin and the local educational agency in which the child or youth is living shall agree upon a method to apportion the responsibility and costs for providing the child or youth with transportation to and from the school of origin. If the local educational agencies are unable to agree upon such method, the responsibility and costs for transportation shall be shared equally.
(iv) The State and the local educational agencies in the State will adopt policies and practices to ensure participation by liaisons described in clause (ii) in professional development and other technical assistance activities provided pursuant to paragraphs (5) and (6) of subsection (f), as determined appropriate by the Office of the Coordinator.
(I) SCHOOL OF ORIGIN DEFINED- In this paragraph:
New --(i) IN GENERAL.-- The term `school of origin' means the school that a child or youth attended when permanently housed or the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled, including a preschool.
(ii) RECEIVING SCHOOL.—When the child or youth completes the final grade level served by the school of origin, as described in clause (i), the term “school of origin” shall include the designated receiving school at the next grade level for all feeder schools.
Please refer to the links below for more information.
MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS EDUCATION LIAISON
Dr. Laura DelVecchio, Director of Student Learning
Plainfield Community School Corporation
(317) 839-2578 firstname.lastname@example.org