McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Resources

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Resources 
http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg116.html

 

Excerpt from "A Short Guide to the Educational Rights of Children and Youth Living in Temporary Housing in New York State" (http://www.nysteachs.org/media/INF_RES_SP_NYS_ShortGuide_Sept09.pdf):

"If your family is living in any of the following situations...

  • In emergency or transitional housing;
  • Sharing housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship;
  • In a motel, hotel, trailer park, or camping grounds due to lack of other housing;
  • In a car, park, public space, abandoned building, or bus or train station;
  • Awaiting foster care placement; or
  • In any of the above housing arrangements and are eligible for the Migrant Education Program

...your children have important educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Act, a federal law.

This law protects the educational rights of children and youth living in temporary housing situations such as those described above. Children and youth living in these situations will be protected by the McKinney-Vento Act for the entire time they are living in a temporary housing situation."

 

 

  • Homeless Education 
    McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001

     

  • NYS TEACHS 
    New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS) provides information, referrals, and trainings to schools, school districts, social service providers, parents, and others about the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

    NYS-TEACHS is funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and is housed at Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC).

     

  • Short Guide to the Educational Rights of Children and Youth Living in Temporary Housing in New York 
    A Publication of the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS)