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Homeless and Temporary Housing Education Assistance

If your housing is uncertain or unstable, students have education rights and can receive supports and services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001. 

McKinney-Vento eligible students have the right to:

  • receive a free, appropriate public education;
  • enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment,
  •  or having missed application or enrollment deadlines during any period of homelessness;
  • enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents;
  • continue attending the school of origin, or enroll in the local attendance area school if   attending the school of origin is not in the best interest of the student or is contrary to the   request of the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth;
  • receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested by the parent or   guardian, or by the local liaison on behalf of an unaccompanied youth; and
  • receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to each student’s need.
McKinney-Vento Temporary Housing Liaisons Schools
Dr. Lillian Reynolds
Social Worker/Temporary Housing Liaison

Grimes School
Hamilton School
Mount Vernon High School
Mount Vernon Honor Academy
Mount Vernon Leadership Academy
Pennington School 
Rebecca Turner Academy

Ramona Parker
Social Worker/Temporary Housing Liaison
Denzel Washington School of the Arts
Mount Vernon STEAM Academy
Bemjamin Turner Academy 
Cecil H. Parker School
Graham School
Lincoln School
Nelson Mandela/Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer School
Traphagen School
Edward Williams School