McKinney Vento eligible students have to 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
  • receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to each student’s need. 
  • receive free school meals

Please click the following tabs to gather more information and assistance:

Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: An Introduction to the Issues

Supporting the Education of Children & Youth

What You Need to Know to Help Your Child in School

School Help for Homeless Children with Disabilities

Privacy, FERPA, and Student Homelessness 

National School Lunch Program