Students in Temporary Housing

  • If you live in any of the following situations, you may qualify for certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act.
    • shelter or transitional housing
    • motel or hotel
    • sleeping in a vehicle, tent, RV, public space, campground, etc.
    • accommodations that don't have plumbing, heating or electricity
    • living with many people
    • staying with friends or family due to economic circumstances, eviction, foreclosure, etc. 
    • migratory students meeting the descriptions above
    Eligible students have the right to:
    • stay in the school they were attending when they lost housing, or enroll in their neighborhood school
    • enroll in school immediately, even if they don't have their documentation or immunizations
    • access the same programs, services and appropriate supports as all students
    • receive free school meals
    McKinney-Vento Liaisons work with students and families to ensure student's educational needs are met.
    They help students and families in the following ways:
    • help students register for and enroll in school
    • set up transportation for students to and from school
    • provide advocacy and outreach services
    • make referrals to local service providers
    • coordinate between service providers
    • help navigate systems
    • help students with basic needs -- or refer to agencies that help 
     If you think you might be eligible, reach out to South Lane's McKinney-Vento Liaison, to find out what services or support might be available.