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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was passed to help people experiencing homelessness. The federal law includes the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program that entitles children who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence to a free, appropriate education and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance and success in school. The McKinney-Vento Program meets the needs of enrolled homeless students attending Neuse Charter School by addressing academic challenges and family issues affecting their success in school.
Example living situations that may qualify include, but are not limited to:
- Living with a friend, relative or other person/family because of a loss of housing
- Staying in a motel or hotel because of a loss of housing or fleeing domestic violence
- Living in an emergency shelter, transitional housing or domestic violence shelter
- Living in a car, park or public place, abandoned building or bus station
- Living temporarily in substandard housing
- Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
- Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter; run away youth
- Youth living on their own, even if their families want them to come home
Parent/Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Rights:
Unaccompanied homeless youth are ensured the same educational rights that the McKinney-Vento Act provides for other homeless students, which include the right to:
- Enroll immediately, even if they do not currently have paperwork normally required for enrollment.
- Attend either the local attendance area school or the school of origin, with the placement decision based on the student’s best interest.
- Remain in the school of origin for the duration of the homelessness or until the end of the school year in which the student becomes permanently housed.
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin.
- Receive educational services, such as free school meals, Title I services, participate in gifted and talented programs, vocational education, alternative education, and any other services comparable to what housed students receive.
- Not be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status as homeless.
Requested services provided include enrollment, nutrition and academic support. McKinney-Vento services are provided for the duration of a school year and do not automatically renew. Student Services assess for eligibility. To obtain more information about services provided and how to access services, please contact the school’s Student Services Department.
NCS Homeless Liaison: Ms. Cummings - email@example.com (919)-626-9300
McKinney-Vento State Coordinator: Lisa Phillips – firstname.lastname@example.org (336)-543-4285
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Neuse Charter School
909 M. Durwood Stephenson Pkwy.
Smithfield, NC 27577
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