Mc-Kinney Vento Act

McKinney Vento Information is required at state level but highly recommended for school level.

The McKinney-Vento Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.) is a federal law that addresses the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The law defines "in transition" as temporary living situations due to hardship. Situations can include:

  • Living with a friend, relative or other person due to loss of housing

  • Hotel or motel

  • Shelter or transitional housing

  • Car, park or other public place

  • Campground or inadequate home

  • Youth living on their own, runaway youth or youth kicked out

The McKinney-Vento Act addresses educational challenges created by being in transition and guarantees students the right to enroll, attend, and succeed in school.

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