The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law guaranteeing all children and youth the right to an equal education, regardless of their living situation. Protection under the McKinney-Vento Act extends to those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
Those covered by the law have the right to:
The following resources are meant to assist districts in maintaining a quality Title X Program which includes: sensitive and thorough identification strategies, regular staff-trainings, inter-agency collaboration, and community-wide awareness of the issues facing homeless children and youth.
|McKinney-Vento District Contacts 2012-2013|
|Central Linn||Vickie Egan||541-990-3409|
|Lincoln. Co.||Katey Townsend||541-265-4506|
|Philomath||Mike Panico||541-929-3167 ext. 2108|
|Santaim Canyon||Amy Jensen||503-897-2331|
|Sweet Home||Joan Pappin||541-367-7129|
These flyers can be used to assist the district liaison with the mandatory community outreach component of the McKinney-Vento law. Flyers can be personalized with a simple, 1" x 2 5/8" address label to include the name and contact information of the McKinney-Vento Liaison. All files are in PDF format.
|This general, informational brochure can be handed out in parent packets, displayed at schools, or given to community agencies. The brochure can be personalized with a simple, 1" x 2 5/8" address label to include the name and information of the district's contact person.
Determining Eligibility (PDF)
This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education is an excellent guide for making a sensitive and thorough determination of McKinney-Vento eligibility.
100 Frequently Asked Questions
This site offers a guide to the 100 most frequently Asked Questions on The Educational Rights of homeless youth. These responses are general and the answers could change depending of the facts of the particular case.
Allowable Set Aside Expenses
This simple list explains what set aside money may be used for in the context of a McKinney-Vento program.
McKinney-Vento and Foster Care (PDF)
This brief details how children and youth in foster care may or may not meet the criteria for McKinney-Vento eligibility, and how schools and DHS can work together to best serve these students.