Title X Part C - Homeless Education/McKinney Vento Act
Homeless Education/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 homeless children and youth face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate education, including a public pre-school education, as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other 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, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment.
Students may be provided uniforms, supplies, and other assistance upon completion of required documentation.