McKinney-Vento Defined . . .
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized by Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Who is homeless?
The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes children and youths who are:
Note: Migrant and Unaccompanied children & youth qualify if they live in any of the circumstances described above.
The School Board of Wakulla County is committed to providing children and youth with the services needed to ensure their success in school.
Homeless Education refers to those children and youth who are experiencing transitions in their home life. The purpose of this program is to offer the educational support needed to ensure academic success. Research proves that, regardless of the cause of homelessness, all homeless students benefit from continuity in their education. Therefore, in order to maximize their potential, the Homeless Education Program of Wakulla County Schools seeks to assist in removing barriers that impede their educational success by offering the needed educational services to the extent feasible.
Note: All such efforts are grounded in sensitivity and respect in order to keep the
academic well-being and best interest of the student in the forefront.
~ Best Practices In Homeless Education
The goals of the Homeless Education Program are to:
Educate district staff and the community about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and services provided by the WCSB Homeless Education Program.
The following community resources are available to assist with housing, nutrition, employment, and other services: