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McKenney Vento Homeless Act

McKinney Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth

The McKinney Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes children and youth doubling up temporarily with family, living in a shelter, and living on the streets.

Eligible students have the right to:

1) Go to school

2) Receive free school meals

3) Receive transportation (May Require Board Approval)

4) Continue to attend same school of origin

5) Enroll, attend classes, and participate in school functions

*Homeless Coordinator for St. Pauls Elementary - Yolanda McArthur, or 910-865-4103