McKinney-Vento Act: Education of Homeless Children and Youth

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program, ensures that homeless children and youth are provided a free, appropriate public education, despite lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian. The state public school admission statute assuring the right of homeless and other children and youth in similar circumstances to enroll in schools is ORS 339.115(7).

Every school district in Oregon has at least one designated Homeless Student Liaison to provide direct assistance to homeless families and unaccompanied youths to access and achieve in school. To reach a district liaison, contact the district’s administrative office, or the state Homeless Education Program office.

For more information visit the Oregon Department of Education Website

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For additional McKinney-Vento Resources and ODE point contact access this link.

Need to report something? Here is the McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Form.