Identification and Reporting
McKinney-Vento students are identified by liaison and school personnel through outreach and coordination activities with other entities and agencies.
McKinney-Vento students receive immediate enrollment and have a full and equal opportunity to succeed in schools within the district.
Referrals to Early Childhood Services
McKinney-Vento students and families experiencing homelessness have access to and receive educational services for which they are eligible, including Early Head Start and Head Start programs, early intervention services under Part C of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act, and other preschool programs administered by the school district.
Referrals for Health, Housing and other Basic Needs
McKinney-Vento students and families experiencing homelessness receive referrals to health care, dental, mental health, substance abuse, housing, and other appropriate services as needed and within the community.
Communication with Parents and Guardians
The parents or guardians of McKinney-Vento students are informed of the educational and related opportunities available to their children, and are provided with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.
Communication and Support with Unaccompanied Youth
Assist with school enrollment, provide access to opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic standards as other children and youth; and inform them of their status and rights as independent students under the Higher Education Act of 1965 for post-secondary education opportunities.
Outreach and Awareness
Public notice of the educational rights of McKinney-Vento students is disseminated in locations frequented by families and youth experiencing homelessness, including schools, shelters, public libraries, and soup kitchens, in a manner and form understandable to parents, guardians, and unaccompanied youth.
Dispute Resolution Support
Provides immediate enrollment of students during a dispute; explains the dispute resolution process to families, and provides support on how to use the process including, informing families of the basis of their decision regarding enrollment or school selection, notifying families of their right to remain in their school of choice pending resolution of the dispute, and explaining the procedures for challenging the decision of the LEA.
Parents, guardians, and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness are fully informed of all transportation services available to McKinney-Vento students, including transportation to the school of origin, and are assisted in accessing transportation.
Professional Development and Staff Training
School personnel providing services to McKinney-Vento students receive professional development, training and other supports.