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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Services

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 Welcome to McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Services.
 
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Department 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
910-678-2401
910-678-2617 fax
*Every school has a Social Worker who serves as the primary McKinney-Vento point of contact.

 

The McKinney Vento Act is a federal law passed to help families who are homeless keep their children 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 youths 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; are living in emergency or transitional shelters or are abandoned in hospitals.
  2. children and youths 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 youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  4. migratory children who qualify as homeless.
McKinney-Vento Parents Rights  McKinney-Vento Student Rights

 

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

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 July 10, 2017
        
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