• Homeless Program (McKinney-Vento)

    The McKinney-Vento Act is federal legislation that has been in effect since 1987 to support children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act defines ‘homeless children and youth’ as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The intent of the McKinney-Vento Act is to ensure homeless children and youth enroll and succeed in school.

    Students living in any of the following situations may be entitled to additional support:

    • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
    • On the street in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations (lack of heat, water, etc.)
    • Doubled up with friends or relatives because housing cannot be afforded or found

    Students living in homeless situations have a right to:

    • Get help with enrolling in school from the district liaison or other school contact to continue academic success
    • Continue in the school they attended (referred to as the school of origin) before they became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is the parent’s choice and is feasible
    • Get transportation to and from the school of origin
    • Receive free school meals
    • Receive additional services such as ELL, Special Education, Title 1, preschool, Quest (gifted), career/technical education
    Contacts:
     
    Homeless Coordinator
    360-970-7712
     
    Homeless Liasion
    360-827-6430
     
     
    Mensaje en español

    • ¿Tiene niños de edad escolar?
    • ¿Recién perdió su vivienda?
    • ¿Está viviendo con otras personas, o está en una situación inestable donde le falta electricidad, agua, o calefacción?

     

    La ley federal de McKinney-Vento asegura que su distrito escolar ayude a estudiantes en estas situaciones. McKinney-Vento les puede ayudar con servicios sociales como alimentación suplementaria o transporte. Comuníquense con su distrito o la oficina del superintendente de instrucción pública, y pida hablar con el coordinador de McKinney-Vento.