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Every School District In America Is Required to Have a Designated Homeless Liaison?

What Is The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act?

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures the right of students to go to school even when they are homeless or don’t have a permanent address.

The Act aims to reduce barriers that have prevented many homeless youth from enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school, including:

  • Transportation

  • Residency Requirements

  • Documentation Requirements such as Birth Certificates and Medical Records.

What Are The Duties of a McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison?

Duties of a Local McKinney-Vento Liaison

Local liaisons must ensure that:

• Homeless children and youths are identified by school personnel through outreach and coordination activities with other entities and agencies;

• Homeless children and youths are enrolled in, and have full and equal opportunity to succeed in, the school or schools of the LEA;

• Homeless families and homeless children and youths have access to and receive educational services for which such families, children, and youths are eligible, including services through Head Start programs (including Early Head Start programs), early intervention services under Part C of the IDEA, and other preschool programs administered by the LEA;

• Homeless families and homeless children and youths receive referrals to health, dental, mental health, and substance abuse services, housing services, and other appropriate services;

• Parents or guardians of homeless children and youths are informed of educational and related opportunities available to their children and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children;

• Public notice of the educational rights of homeless students is disseminated in locations frequented by parents and guardians of such children and youths, and unaccompanied youths, including schools, shelters, public libraries, and soup kitchens, in a manner and form understandable to the parents and guardians and unaccompanied youths;

• Enrollment disputes are mediated in accordance with the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act;

• Parents and guardians and unaccompanied youths are fully informed of all transportation services, including transportation to and from the school of origin and are assisted in accessing transportation services;

• School personnel receive professional development and other support; and

• Unaccompanied youths are enrolled in school, have opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards as the State establishes for other children and youths, are informed of their status as independent students under section 480 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) (20 U.S.C. 1087vv), and their right to receive verification of this status from the local liaison.


United States Department of Education (c) All Rights Reserved.

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