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The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act (MKV) is a federal law that ensures enrollment and educational stability for children experiencing homelessness. McKinney-Vento defines children who are experiencing homelessness as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” Examples include children who share housing, live in motels, trailer parks, or camping grounds, live in cars, parks, or public spaces, and whose primary nighttime residence is a public or private place not designed for sleeping accommodations.

SVSD is committed to serving children and families experiencing homelessness to ensure the following:

  • Students remain in the school they attended when permanently housed or when last enrolled;

  • Immediate enrollment in the school determined to be in the best interest of the student;

  • Provision of transportation to/from the student’s school upon request;

  • Equitable access to all programs and services for which they are eligible; 

  • Immediate enrollment of unaccompanied youths without proof of guardianship; and

  • Rights of students/families to dispute eligibility, school selection, or enrollment decision.

For more information, contact your child’s school counselor or social worker.