McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

The Title 1 portion of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has many statutory requirements regulating how money is dispersed to schools, as well as requirements for percentages of money spent on cost objectives. The  McKinney Education for Homeless Children & Youth Grant strives to remove all educational barriers facing homeless children and youth with emphasis on educational enrollment, attendance and success.

Students considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act: Children and youth aged birth-21 years old that lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

This includes children and youth who:

  • Share housing with other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason
  • Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • Live in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Are abandoned in hospitals
  • Are awaiting foster care placement
  • Have a primary nighttime residence not designed for, or used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Live in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
  • Are migratory children living in the aforementioned circumstances
  • Are unaccompanied youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian

Rights of Children and Youth living in any of the above situations:

  • The right to immediate enrollment in school, even if lacking paperwork normally required for enrollment. (i.e., immunizations, proof of residency)
  • The right to attend school in his/her school of origin (if this is requested by the parent and is feasible) or in the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.
  • The right to receive transportation to his/her school of origin.
  • The right to services comparable to those received by housed schoolmates, including transportation and supplemental educational services
  • The right to attend school along with children not experiencing homelessness.
  • The posting of homeless students’ rights in all schools and other places around the community.

Helpful Information:

  • McKinney-Vento tutoring request
  • McBackpack weekend food assistance for hungry students and their families.  Please contact Susan Lind: (970) 488-4859
  • FAFSA Support for filing out forms for assistance in applying for money for college will be updated in January.
  • FAFSA Article on 9 News for more Information!
  • Higher Education Single Points of Contact (SPOCS) for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth in Transitioning to Higher Education
  • Community Life Center Calendar
  • 211 Larimer County Your link to community services
  • Help your child become a successful reader in English - - A literacy toolkit for parents
  • Ayude a su hijo ser un lector éxitoso en Español - - Una herramienta para padres

McKinney-Vento Students in PSD:

2009-2010 858
2010-2011 1021
2011-2012 988
2012-2013 953
2013-2014 1142
2014-2015 1043
2015-2016 739

District McKinney-Vento Contacts: Whitney Reid (970) 420-9208 or Kathleen Vervalin (970) 219-4210