Homeless Services – McKinney-Vento
Did you know?
Who is protected under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act?
Students whose overnight accommodations are not fixed, regular or adequate are protected by the McKinney-Vento Act. The following living situations may be considered homeless:
Each school district’s homeless liaison is responsible for determining if a student qualifies as homeless.
What are the rights of students identified under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act?
Students who are identified as homeless by the school district’s homeless liaison have the following rights from the point of identification.
If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camp ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.
Facts about the McKinney - Vento Homeless Education Act:
Part of the No Child Left Behind federal legislation, this law protects homeless students from discrimination and mandates equal access to educational programs and services. Students who are identified as homeless must have barriers to their education removed.
If you are asking “How do I apply?”
Call your school counselor, who will help you complete the paperwork.
Bonner Springs High School.......(913) 422-5121 Lisa Terrell ext. 4010
School Contact Person:
Bonner Springs Elementary........(913) 441-1777 Mendy Brents ext.1303
Edwardsville Elementary............(913) 422-4036 Kristen Moulin ext.1411
Delaware Ridge Elementary........(913) 441-2126 Jackie Bennett ext.1514
Clark Middle School...................(913) 422-5115 Chellie Bonebrake ext.3106
Headstart.................................(913) 441-2828 Jeri Cochran ext. 1702
If you are asking “What if I move again?”
McKinney-Vento is a nation wide program. All states and schools participate; just contact the school counselor at your new school.
If you or someone you know may qualify for protection under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act, please contact your school counselor or call Lisa Terrell, Bonner Springs School District Homeless Liaison, at (913) 422-5121.
Homeless Status Is Kept Confidential
This Homeless Resources Web Page was created by Trisa Hosford January 2011.