Education Services for the Homeless

  •  McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

    Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C. The 2002 re-authorization requires that children and youths experiencing homelessness are immediately enrolled in school and have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. The statute requires every public school district and charter holder to designate a Homeless liaison to ensure that homeless students are identified and their needs are being met. (Arizona Department of Education)

     Definition of homelessness under McKinney-Vento 

    If your family lives in any of the following situations because you cannot find affordable housing:

    • in a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground
    • on the street
    • in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations
    • double-up with friends or relatives

    You have the right:

    • to go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there
    • continue in the school you attended before you became homeless or the school you last attended
    • receive transportation to the school you attended before you became homeless
    • enroll in school without giving a permanent address
    • enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school records and/or immunization record.

     Educational Assistance under McKinney-Vento

    If your family lives in any of the above conditions, you may be eligible for some assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act. Our district Homeless Liaison can assist in determining your eligibility for our programs. Contact Michael Karpinski, [email protected] or at 480-575-2009.


  • CCUSD Homless Liaison
    Michael Karpinski

    CCUSD Schools Director of Transportation
    Danielle Danielak-Moehr

    Arizona Department of Education
    Homeless Education Coordinator
    Alexis Clenrmont

    National Center for Homeless Education

    Community Information and Referral

    Contacts Shelter Hot-line

    Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    Arizona Self Help

    Foothills Food Bank