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La Casa de Esperanza Charter School Mckinney-Vento protocol/policies

McKinney Vento Program

La Casa de Esperanza Charter School is committed to supporting all students to each their full potential. When students face homelessness, they may find it increasingly difficult to meet the same challenging state academic standards to which all students are held. La Casa de Esperanza has resources to help families and students who find themselves in a situation where they may be homeless. Please contact us for additional support and information.

Overview

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act was originally signed into law in 1987 as a part of a comprehensive plan to support homeless people. It has since been updated a number of times and most recently with the passing of Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) in 2016. The goal of the McKinney-Vento program is to provide support for students who are facing homelessness. School districts are responsible for removing barriers homeless students might experience to allow for equal access to all educational services.

Who is Homeless?

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, a school district identifies students who are homeless based on criteria set forth within the Act. Those guidelines include the language:

Rights of Homeless Students

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act ensures that all homeless children and youth school-age and preschool-age, have the right to a free appropriate public education without barriers. In particular, homeless children and youth have the right to:

Additional Resources

What You Need to Know to Help Your Child in School

Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: An Introduction to the Issues

Educational Rights of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations Frequently Asked Questions

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children - http://www.naehcy.org/

 

La Casa de Esperanza Charter School McKinney Vento Liaison:

Maria Carrillo - mcarrillo@lacasadeesperanza.org - 262-446-9907