Homeless Education Program McKinney-Vento

Homeless Education Program

McKinney-Vento


Who Is Homeless?


(McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001 – Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act – Sec 725) The term “homeless children and youth”— A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…; and B. includes — i. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals. ii. children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings… iii. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and iv. migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).


US Department of Education Fact Sheet on Homeless Youth

https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/160315ehcyfactsheet072716.pdf


National Association  for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

http://www.naehcy.org/sites/default/files/dl/legis/2016-09-16_FAQ_FINAL.pdf parent poster


Parent poster


Please contact the following Counselors at each school for more information:

Charles England Stacie Thompson 336-242-1552

Pickett Bruce Pugh 336-242-1546

South Lexington Julia Dunn 336-242-1544

Southwest Derezma Little 336-242-1548

Lexington Middle School Johnnie Holloway 336-242-1567

Olivia McMillan 336-242-1567

Lexington Senior High School Vickie Foye 336-242-1574

Wanda Keeney 336-242-1574

Michael Watlington 336-242-1574


District Homeless Coordinators:

Elementary Schools Lisa Childress 336-242-1546

Middle & High Schools Angela Whiteside 336-242-1574


District Homeless Liaison:

Lexington City Schools Nicole S. Piggott 336-242-1527