Title X Part C - Families in Transition/McKinney Vento Act
Families in Transition/McKinney Vento Act
To ensure that homelessness does not cause children to be left behind in school.
Who the Program Serves
The McKinney-Vento program is desgined to address the problems that the children and youth of families in transition face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies must ensure that each child and youth in transition has equal access to the same free, appropriate education, including a public pre-school education, as other children and youth. Children and youth in transition should have access to the same education and services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, students in transition may not be separated from the mainstream school environment.
Students may be provided uniforms, supplies, and other assistance upon completion of required documentation.