The McKinney-Vento Act states homeless young people are those that lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. It is important to note that students and families experiencing homelessness are not alone. The Manchester School District has adequate resources and policies in place to accommodate the needs of every student. The district has an appointed Homeless Liaison to provide you with any necessary assistance, and every school has an appointed School Liaison.
Know your educational rights! Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, children and youth in homeless situations have the right to:
Who is eligible to receive assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act?
If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, hotel, motel, vehicle, campground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled‐up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, you may be able to receive help for your child through a federal law called the McKinney‐Vento Act.