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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Services

Picture of School Supplies for Homeless Student
McKinney Vento Homeless Education Staff:
    Pamela S. Story, MSW                                  Mable Harper                                            Lisa Phillips
 Social Work Coordinator                       Administrative Professional                             State Coordinator
      Homeless Liaison                                 Social Work & Counseling                  NC Homeless Education Program
          910.678.2621                                        910.678.2402                                         LPHILLIP@serve.org
          910.678.2617 fax                                  910.678.2617 fax
pamelastory@ccs.k12.nc.us                    mableh@ccs.k12.nc.us

 

Every school district by federal law in the United States Must appoint a Liaison that will ensure compliance of 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 Mable Harper on April 16, 2019
        

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