McKinney-Vento

Did you know that your school-aged children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act? Please review this information for more details.

What is McKinney-Vento?

What is McKinney-Vento? The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a homeless assistance program, and federal law, that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students. For more detailed information on the National Center for Homeless Education and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, visit the National Center for Homeless Education website.

If you or anyone you know is living in one of the following situations, please contact a parent liaison for assistance.

  • In a shelter, motel, or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, bus, or train station
  • Doubled-up with a parent, relative, or friend due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Housing that is substandard or considered inadequate

Eligible students have the right to:

  • Go to school - no matter where or how long they have lived in the area
  • Be given the same access to public education as other students - including pre-k
  • Continue their education in school of origin or residence
  • Be transported to their original school if living outside of their school's attendance borders
  • Attend and participate in programs at their school with other students
  • Enroll in school without having a permanent address
  • Attend classes immediately while the school arranges for required enrollment documents (immunization records, etc.)
  • Participate in the same special programs and services provided to all other students in the same programs
  • Receive Title I services - including free breakfast and lunch all school year, and 30 days into the next school year

Services provided:

  • Clothing, uniforms, undergarments, and shoes
  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • General basic needs/toiletries
  • Transportation
  • Other services as needed

Parent Liaisons

District Office - Angie Alvarez, District Liaison, (520) 375-8261

Calabasas K-8 School - Diana Villalobos, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8614

Coatimundi Middle School -Yara Sanchez, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8317

Mountain View Elementary - TDB, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8404

Rio Rico High School - TBD, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8717

San Cayetano Elementary - Claudina Puig, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8800

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