Homeless McKinney-Vento Program
Snoqualmie Valley School District supports students who are experiencing homelessness (as defined by Title X). This includes students living in shelter, transitional housing, temporary group homes, doubled-up with other families, moving from home to home, living unsheltered, living in a hotel or motel, or other temporary or inadequate nighttime accommodations due to financial or catastrophic circumstances (including domestic violence & fire).
The District supports McKinney-Vento qualified students living with their families and students living on their own as unaccompanied youth (that is students living without the physical or financial support of their guardians or parents).
McKinney-Vento Students - Know Your Rights and Stay in School
- Right to continue at School of Origin – even if student moves outside of the school’s normal boundaries.
- Right to Immediate Enrollment at new school that serves current address.
- Right to Transportation Support to School of Origin when feasible.
- Free nutrition services
- No School Fees – including ASB, Parking, Field Trips, Physical Education Fees, Lab Fees, etc…
- Help obtaining extra academic supports, school supplies, and basic clothing if needed
- Help connecting to social service supports
To access McKinney-Vento Services, students or guardians (or adults caring for unaccompanied youth) can speak with the School Counselor or the Registrar at any Snoqualmie Valley Public School.
If a parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth requests enrollment that the Snoqualmie Valley School District believes is not in the best interest of the student or there is a dispute over whether a student will receive transportation to the school he/she has request, enrollment and transportation dispute resolution information is available here. By self-identifying McKinney-Vento status, students get the support they need to stay in school!