Is your family experiencing a housing transition
due to loss of housing or economic hardship?
Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the
McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act.
These rights and protections include:
* Enrolling immediately in school, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
* Attending your school of origin (the school your child went to while permanently housed)
* Receiving transportation to and from the school of origin free of charge if requested by your family
* Receiving free and appropriate education services
The McKinney-Vento Act defines Homeless children as:
"individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence"
* Doubled up with other people due to economic hardship or loss of housing
* Living in a motel, hotel or campground due to lack of adequate alternative accommodation
* Living in a shelter
* Living in cars, parks, bus station or public spaces
If you believe you, or your child, may be eligible
please contact Crystal Kombol, Conway McKinney-Vento Liaison
If you feel the district's McKinney-Vento Liaison made an incorrect determination
in regards to McKinney-Vento eligibility or school or origin,
please utilize the McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution process.