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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Services

Image of toy bear lost by homeless child in transition

 

 

 

 Welcome to McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Services.
 
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Staff:
Pamela S. Story, MSW
Social Work Coordinator
Homeless Liaison
910-678-2621
910-678-2617 fax
pamelastory@ccs.k12.nc.us
Mable Harper
Administrative Professional
Social Work & Counseling
910-678-2402
910-678-2617 fax
Lisa Phillips
State Coordinator
NC Homeless Education Program
336-315-7491
800-659-3204 (Toll-Free)
Every school district, by federal law in the United States, must appoint a Liaison that will ensure compliance with the law.  Every school has a Social Worker who serves as the McKinney-Vento point of contact in Cumberland County Schools.

District McKinney-Vento Data*
School Year


Number of  Certified Students Reported


2014-2015 812
2015-2016 566
2016-2017 805
2017-2018 775

* sourced from NCHEP

 

The McKinney Vento Act is a federal law passed to help families who are homeless keep their children in school. It addresses educational challenges and guarantees students the right to immediate enrollment, it removes barriers and helps students “in transition” succeed in school.

The term “homeless children and youth”—

A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and

B. includes —

  1. children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; or are living in emergency or transitional shelters or are abandoned in hospitals.
  2. children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings…
  3. children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
  4. migratory children who qualify as homeless; and
  5. youth living on their own, living with others, run-aways, or kicked out.
McKinney-Vento Parents Rights  McKinney-Vento Student Rights

 

For Additional Information Regarding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act:

Community Resource List 

Fayetteville/Cumberland Continuum of Care

North Carolina Homeless Education Program   

National Center on Homeless Education     

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth  

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Published by Shirley Carter on June 27, 2018
        

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