McKinney-Vento, Educating Children and Youth

  • Mission:
    To improve educational outcomes for McKinney-Vento youth through innovative educational support.

    Our vision is that every McKinney-Vento youth in Kings County receives the support and services for educational success.

    To improve academic achievement, help improve school attendance, and remove obstacles preventing timely and appropriate educational placement due to residential placement changes.

Homeless Legislation

  • 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.


    Homeless Education (PPTX Download)

    This PowerPoint presentation provides a high-level overview of the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness under Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Contact Us

Contact Us

  • Lisa Rodriguez

    Lavena Najera
    Homeless/McKinney-Vento Coordinator

    Jiezl Westover
    Homeless/McKinney Education Learning Advisor

McKinney-Vento Educating Children and Youth

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