The Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act protects the rights of all homeless students. The Act describes a homeless student as one who:
Lives in a car, park or other substandard arrangement
Lives in a shelter
Lives doubled up with other persons due to financial hardship
Lives with another person due to the death or incarceration of a parent
Lives as a youth on their own due to abandonment or runaway status
Students categorized as homeless/transitional according to the Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act participate in this program. Students are identified by the Homeless Liaison through referrals made by district employees, community members, city agency employees or self-referrals. The Homeless Liaison assists in immediately enrolling these students in school, identifying and providing assistance to meet their academic and non academic needs, and ensuring that barriers to education are eliminated.
If you are experiencing a loss of housing due to an economic hardship there are laws in place to assure that your child has access to a free public education. If you have questions or feel you may qualify, please call Danielle Treiber, McKinney-Vento Student Liaison 928-639-5734.
For more information on the Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act, visit the National Coalition for the Homeless.