The Mckinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act:
Provides certain rights and protection for families experiencing homelessness.
According to the McKinney-Vento, anyone who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate night-time residence is homeless.
A student is considered"homeless" if he or she is presently:
Living in a shelter
Living in a motel, hotel, or campground due to lack of adequate housing
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations or similar settings
"Doubled up" living with friends or family due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
An "unaccompanied youth" living without a parent/guardian
A child of a migrant worker
In other situations that are not fixed, regular, or adequate for nighttime residence
Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, children and youth in homeless situations have the right to:
Enroll in school immediately, even if missing records and documents normally required for enrollment, such as a birth certificate, proof of residence, previous school records, or immunization/medical records
Enroll, attend classes, and participate fully in all school activities while the school gathers records
Attend either the local school or the "school of origin", if this is in their best interest; the "school of origin" is the school the child attended when he/she was permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled
Free breakfast and lunch for the school year
Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs
For more information, please contact Felecia Foley at 603-469-3250
To access forms, please see below.
NH DOE Dispute- Written Notification Of Decision