• KASD Homeless Information (McKinney -Vento Act)

    The McKinney–Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act guarantees a free and appropriate public education for all homeless children and youth. B.E.C. 42 U.S.C. 11431 outlines procedures for deciding school placement, enrolling students, and determining responsibility.

    McKinney-Vento Staff Presentation

    What is the definition of a “homeless youth” under McKinney-Vento? 

    “Homeless” is defined as “anyone lacking a fixed, adequate, regular nighttime residence.” 

    What situations fit this definition?  

    • Staying in the home of other people due to unavailable housing, financial hardship, or similar circumstances  
    • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks (in some instances – examples: leaking roof, no heat, etc.), public places, or campgrounds due to unavailable suitable housing option  
    • Living in an emergency shelter or transitional housing  
    • Unaccompanied (not living in direct care of legal parent or guardian) or runaway youth  
    • Refugee and migrant youth 

    How does McKinney-Vento help these students? 

    The law makes sure that these students receive a free and suitable public education by removing barriers to school enrollment and full, basic, daily participation in school activities. This includes:  

    • Immediate enrollment
    • Free and Reduced School Lunch
    • Help from school with any necessary enrollment documents
    • Help from school setting up transportation service (if the student qualifies)
    • Help from school with getting basic uniform clothing  
    • Help from school with basic school supplies  
    • Help from school with any basic clothing needs 

    Contact: KASD McKinney-Vento Liaison: Dr. Steven Leever 484 651-5522 - sleever@kasd.org

    For More Information, see the PDE BEC - Education of Homeless Youth

    McKinney-Vento Board Presentation