McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized by Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
In compliance with federal guidelines set forth, Carmichaels Area School District, is attempting to identify all children within the district that may be experiencing homelessness. Children who are experiencing homelessness must be provided immediate access to school and may qualify for assistance with free school lunch, school supplies/materials, and transportation so that they can remain in their school of origin.
Who is Homeless?
The term “homeless children and youth”—
(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in the above three bullets.