Homeless Education

Homeless Education

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.  Anyone who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence may be identified under McKinney-Vento, including those in the following situations:

Homeless students have the same right to a quality education as their housed peers.

  • Sharing housing with relatives, friends, or strangers due to economic hardship or lack of housing;
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to economic hardship or lack of housing;
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, bus or train stations, or abandoned buildings;
  • Migratory children or youth living in circumstances described above; and/or
  • Unaccompanied youth, meaning youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, such as runaways and youth denied housing by their families

The McKinney-Vento Act ensures educational rights and protection for youth and children experiencing homelessness.

Parents/Guardians who think they may qualify for services under McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act should contact Charles City Public Schools Homeless Education Liaison and Foster Care Liaison, Stephanie Leek, at 804-301-1871 or sleek@ccps.net.