McKinney-Vento (Homeless Youth)

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) (42 U.S.C. § 11431-11435) is federal legislation that ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youths experiencing homelessness. It requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that homeless students have access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschools, as provided to other children and youths. The McKinney-Vento Act defines LEAs as public school districts, direct-funded and locally funded charter schools, and county offices of education. The McKinney-Vento Act also authorizes the funding for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program.


Definition of Homeless

McKinney-Vento Act definition of homeless children and youths.



SMMS McKinney-Vento Liaison
Mariela Castellano-Arredondo -  [email protected] or  760-290-2512
For more information please check our district website:
or the San Diego County Office of Education website

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