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McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Program

The district will work with students and their families  to provide stability in school attendance and other services under the McKinney-Vento Act.  Whenever possible, students may remain in the school which they attended before becoming homeless.  Homeless students  are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. More information available under Parent Resources section in Family and Counseling Services.  

  • children and youth sharing housing due to economic hardship
  • children and youth living in hotels, trailer parks, campgrounds, etc... due to lack of alternative accommodations
  • children and youth living in transitional shelters
  • children and youth awaiting foster care placement
  • children and youth whose primary residence is not traditionally used for sleeping (e.g. park bench, etc...)
  • children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus, train, etc...
  • migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations


These students are eligible for assistance such as school supplies and free breakfast and lunch programs. 

For more information, contact your child's school counselor 
or Rebecca Albrecht at 559-4507 or email