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Ms. Johnson calls the district liaison to notify him that she & her family are homeless after losing their apartment. Her husband & older child are staying with a relative across town. She & their other child are staying with a different relative, her grandfather. After discovering his dementia is far worse than anyone knew, she & her daughter don’t plan to leave her grandfather’s home anytime soon.
Kids who are eligible under McKinney-Vento can attend any school since they don’t have a residence to dictate where they attend.
Homeless families can be considered homeless for up to 12 months.
Homelessness can be associated with lower scores on standardized tests in spelling, reading, and math.
If feasible & in the student’s best interest
Feasibility refers to a school district’s capacity to provide transportation to the school of origin.
Transportation must be provided to the school of origin for homeless students, even if it’s not typically provided to other students.
McKinney-Vento only addresses the needs of K-12 children experiencing homelessness.
All unaccompanied youth are homeless.
Must determine eligibility