McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a piece of federal legislation that addresses the education of children and youth in homeless situations. This federal law entitles children who are homeless to a free, appropriate public education and requires schools to remove barriers to enrollment, attendance, and success in schools. Chatham County Schools provides services that include immediate enrollment, a school selection that promotes stability, and other supports. This Act protects all students who do not have a fixed, regular, and adequate residence, such as students living in the following situations:
- doubled-up housing with other families or friends due to hardship
- runaway youth
- hotels or motels
- cars, abandoned buildings, the street, or other public spaces
- campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes
- abandoned in a hospital
To obtain more information about services provided to homeless youth and how to access services, please contact Chatham County School's McKinney-Vento liaison Rosemarie Rovito at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-663-5678.
The McKinney-Vento state coordinator is Lisa Phillips. Reach her at 336-316-7491.
The Chatham County Schools Executive Director of Federal Programs and School Improvement is Carrie Little. Reach her at email@example.com or 919-542-3626.