Is your family experiencing a housing transition?
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
* Receiving transportation to and from the school of origin free of charge if requested by your family
* Receiving free and appropriate education services
School or origin refers to: The last school enrolled or last school district where your student was permanently housed
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 loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reasons
* Living in a motel, hotel or campground due to lack of adequate alternative accommodation
* Living in an emergency or transitional 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
360-445-5785 Ext: 2214
If the district determines someone is inelligible, we will provide you with a copy of
the determination in writing and the dispute resolution process.
The following is a link to OSPI's resolution document