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Homeless & Families in Transition

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, mkarpinski@ccusd93.net or at 480-575-2009.

Contacts


CCUSD Homless Liaison
Michael Karpinski
480-575-2009

CCUSD Schools Director of Transportation
Pam Nelson
480-575-2081


Arizona Department of Education
Homeless Education Coordinator
Alexis Clenrmont
602-542-4963


National Center for Homeless Education
1-800-308-2145


Community Information and Referral
602-263-8856


Contacts Shelter Hot-line
1-800-799-7739


Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
602-279-2900


Arizona Self Help
1-800-448-1211


Foothills Food Bank
480-488-1145