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McKinney Vento (Homeless Assistance)

Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C. The 2002 reauthorization requires that children and youths experiencing homelessness are immediately enrolled in school and have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. The statute requires every public school district and charter holder to designate a Homeless Liaison to ensure that homeless students are identified and their needs are being met. (Arizona Department of Education)

Definition of homelessness under McKinney-Vento
If your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations
  • Doubled-up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing

You have the right to:

  • Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there
  • Continue in the school you attended before you became homeless or the school   you last attended
  • Receive transportation to the school you attended before you became homeless
  • Enroll in school without giving a permanent address
  • Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of  school records and/or immunization records

Educational Assistance under McKinney-Vento
If your family lives in any of the above conditions, you may be eligible for assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act.  Please contact us for more information in determining your eligibility for our programs.

To contact us, please email or call:

Ivan Carvajal, Community Ed. Director 
(602) 381-6132
[email protected]

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