If you live in any of the following situations, you may qualify for certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act.
- shelter or transitional housing
- motel or hotel
- sleeping in a vehicle, tent, RV, public space, campground,
- accommodations that don’t have plumbing, heating or electricity
- living with many people
- staying with friends or family due to hardship, eviction, foreclosure,
- migratory students meeting the descriptions above
Eligible students have the right to:
- stay in the school they were attending when they lost housing, or enroll in their neighborhood school
- enroll in school immediately, even if they don’t have their documentation or immunizations
- access the same programs, services and appropriate supports as all students
- receive free school meals
The McKinney-Vento Liaison works with students and families to ensure student’s educational needs are met.
The liaison helps students and families in the following ways:
- help students register for and enroll in school
- set up transportation for students to and from school
- provide advocacy and outreach services
- make referrals to local service providers
- coordinate between service providers
- help navigate systems
- help students with basic needs, or refer to agencies that help
If you think you might be eligible, reach out to:
Superintendent / Homeless Liaison
“Foster Care” means substitute care for children placed by the Department of Human Services or a tribal child welfare agency away from their parents and for whom the department or agency has placement and care responsibility, including placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions and pre-adoptive homes.
Every student of the district will be given equal educational opportunities regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital status, linguistic background, culture, capability or geographic location.
Further, no student will be excluded from participating in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity conducted by the district. The district will treat its students without discrimination on the basis of sex as this pertains to course offerings, athletics, counseling, employment assistance, and extra-curricular activities.