Title IX

Title IX

The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that students who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless. Title IX, Homeless Education Program is a grant that helps to support homeless children. If a child is living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, campground, on the street or doubled-up with relatives or friends, then the student is eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. Through these supports, homeless students must receive access to the educational and other services they need to enable them to meet the rigorous state academic achievement standards to which all students are held.  

Under McKinney-Vento, students (PreK-12) have the right to:

-  Continue to attend the school they last attended before losing their housing if that is in their best interest.

- Enroll and attend classes immediately while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records.

- Receive transportation to the school of origin if the parent/guardian requests such support.

In our district, we refer to families being supported by the Title IX grant as "Families in Transition" (FIT).  For further information about Families in Transition click here
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