The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law passed to help families who are homeless keep their children in school.
Definition of homelessness – The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and can include the following situations:
Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home.
Staying in a motel or hotel.
Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or domestic violence shelter.
Staying in substandard housing.
Living in a car, park or public place, abandoned building or bus station.
Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home.
Abandoned in a hospital.
Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter.
North Carolina Homeless Education Website
Parent/Unaccompanied Youth Rights
NCHE North Carolina Homeless Data
Questions and/or additional information related to McKinney-Vento at Corvian Community School may be directed to:
Ashley Lau, McKinney-Vento Liaison
North Carolina State Coordinator, Lisa Phillips