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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth.  The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

Students living in the following situations may be eligible for additional support under the McKinney-Vento Act:

  • Doubled-up in the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason
  • Motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
  • Emergency or transitional shelters
  • Cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
  • Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations
  • Unaccompanied youth (not the physical custody of their parent or guardian) living in any of the above situations

Eligible students living in the above situations have the right to:

  • Immediate enrollment in school, even if they lack required documents, such as school records, immunization records, or proof of residence
  • Attend their school of origin (the school they last attended when permanently housed) OR enroll in their neighborhood school
  • Free transportation to and from the school of origin
  • Free school meals
  • Educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the student's needs
  • Assistance for school fees, school supplies, and referrals to social service supports.



District McKinney-Vento Liaison
Michele Starkey
Administrative Assistant
Joan Thordarson
(425) 204-2431

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