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Families in Transition/Homeless


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Improvements Act is a federal law that was reauthorized in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

McKinney-Vento eligible children/youth lack a residence that is:

- Fixed - Stationary, permanent, and not subject to change

- Regular - Predictable, routine, or consistent 

- Adequate - Sufficient for physical and psychological needs typical in home environments

McKinney-Vento establishes the definition of homelessness for the purposes of:

- Identification of homeless students/unaccompanied yout

- Immediate access to public education

- School selection & enrollment