McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

    In January 2002, Congress authorized the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act to support the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.  The federal law entitles children who "lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence" to a free, appropriate education and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance, and success in school.  The McKinney-Vento Program meets the needs of homeless students attending Watauga County Schools by addressing academic challenges and family issues affecting their success in school.

     This definition includes the following situations:

    • Doubling Up - those who are sharing a residence with other people (friends or relatives) due to a loss in housing or hardship
    • Commercial Accommodations - those who are staying in a motel, hotel, or campground due to a loss in housing, fleeing violence, or natural disaster
    • Emergency Shelter - those who are staying in a shelter (emergency or transitional)
    • Non-Sleeping Quarters - those who are staying in a car, park, public space, abandoned buildings, bus/train stations, or other areas not inherently made as an accommodation setting for human beings to sleep
    • Surrender or Abandonment to Emergency Personnel - those who have been abandoned or surrendered to the care of emergency personnel at hospitals, police stations, or fire departments


    If you have further questions about McKinney-Vento services, please contact your school social worker for further information and guidance.

  • Enrollment

  • Who is Eligible

  • Unaccompanied Youth

WCS McKinney-Vento Data
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