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McKinney Vento Rights

  • Students experiencing homelessness should be immediately enrolled even if they lack required documents (birth certificate, proof of residence, immunization records, etc.)

  • Students may either continue in their school of origin (includes feeder pattern schools) or enroll in the district where they are living

  • Transportation to school of origin is required if the student would face a barrier to attendance without it

  • Provide uniforms / school clothes, school supplies, and hygiene items to students who need them

  • Children and youth experiencing homelessness can remain in their school of origin for the duration of homelessness and until the end of an academic year in which they obtain permanent housing, if it is in their best interest.

  • McKinney-Vento advocates must make best interest determinations that presume that staying in the school of origin is in the best interest of the child or youth; consider specific student-centered factors; prioritize the wishes of the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth; and include a written explanation and right to appeal if the LEA determines that school stability is not in the best interest of the child or youth.