Homeless Education

  • Homeless children and youth often have problems enrolling and participating in school. As a result, Congress passed the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act in 1987. This law gives homeless children and youth the right to:

    • Remain in the same school even if they move;
    • Enroll in a new school without typically required records such as proof of residency, immunizations, school records, or other papers;
    • Get transportation to school;
    • Get all the school services they need; and
    • Challenge decisions made by schools and districts.

Helping Students with School Needs

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