The Mckinney - Vento Act
The McKinney - Vento is the primary piece of federal legistlation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in U.S Public Schools. It was reauthorized Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002.
Who is Homeless?
The definition of "homeless" includes individuals:
•Lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence
•Share the housing of others due to financial hardship
•Live in motels, hotels, travel trailer parks, camping grounds, substandard housing due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
•Living in emergency or transitional shelters
•Abandoned in hospitals
•Awaiting foster care placement
•Living in a public or private place not designated for human to live
•Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus, or train stations, etc
•Migratory children in above circumstances