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Homeless Education

Provides information and resources for homeless children and youths and their right to enroll, attend, participate fully, and succeed in school.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) (42 U.S.C. § 11431-11435) is federal legislation that ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youths experiencing homelessness. It requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that homeless students have access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschools, as provided to other children and youths. The McKinney-Vento Act defines LEAs as public school districts, direct-funded and locally funded charter schools, and county offices of education. The McKinney-Vento Act also authorizes the funding for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program.

Definition of Homeless
McKinney-Vento Act definition of homeless children and youths.

Resources for Homeless Children and Youths
Resources related to homeless students' rights to enroll and participate fully in school.

Homeless Education Liaisons (XLS; Revised 20-Feb-2014)
Contact information for LEA Homeless Education Liaisons in California.

Fiscal Management
Budget forms and funding results for the Education for Homeless Children and Youths grants.

Questions:   Leanne Wheeler | | 866-856-8214
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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