McKinney-Vento - Homeless Education Assistance Information
If your family lives in any of the following situation:
In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
On the street
In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations
In shared housing with friends or relatives because you cannot afford housing
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act provides protections for your preschool-aged and school-aged children.
Your children can:
Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there.
Continue in the school they attended when you became homeless, if feasible. If a school with a written explanation, and you have the right to appeal the decision.
Receive transportation to the school they attended before your family became homeless or the school they last attended, if you or a guardian requests such transportation.
Enroll in school without giving a permanent address. Schools cannot require a proof of residency that might prevent or delay school enrollment.
Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records, or any other documents required for enrollment.
Receive special programs and services, if needed.
When you move, you should do the following:
Contact your school district's local liaison for homeless education for help in enrolling your child in a new school or arranging for your child to continue in his or her former school.
Contact the school and provide any information you may think will assist the teachers in helping your child adjust to new circumstances.
Ask the local for homeless education for assistance with required school clothing (e.g., P.E. clothing) and supplies, if needed.
For further assistance, please contact:
Angie Lind, Senior Director
Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability
El Dorado County Office of Education