McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Act was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently was reauthorized in 2001 as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act.
The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State educational agencies (SEAs) and Local educational agencies (LEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act - Laws and Guidance
- McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
- Non-Regulatory Guidance
- McKinney-Vento State Plan
- NDE, Rule 19, Regulations Regarding School Enrollment
- Summary of McKinney-Vento Key Points
- Homeless Students and Child Nutrition Program
- Homeless Liaison Responsibilities
Sample Dispute Resolution Process
Sample McKinney-Vento Written Notification of Enrollment/Placement Decision Form
Sample McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Form
Sample McKinney-Vento Right to Appeal Notification Form
Homeless Education – Miscellaneous
The National Center for Homeless Education
The NCHE provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
The National Center on Family Homelessness
The National Center on Family Homelessness is at the forefront of research and evaluation, program design, service delivery, systems integration, and advocacy to help homeless children and their families.
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
The mission of the Law Center is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.
Homeless shelters across Nebraska are listed alphabetically as reported by its respective school district.
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