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McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law established to ensure the continuity of education for students experiencing homelessness. Homelessness is defined as lacking fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. For further information please contact our school counselor, Brother Tahar Sutton
In the event of a dispute or any issue of noncompliance with the McKinney-Vento Act, parents are encouraged to contact our school liaison, Brother Tahar Sutton, to file the dispute. The liaison shall ensure that the child or youth is immediately enrolled, explain the dispute resolution process to families, and help them to use it 42 U.S.C. §11432(g)(3)(E)(iii). We shall issue a written disposition of the dispute within 20 business days after the LEA liaison is notified of the dispute. The disposition shall be provided to the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth and shall explain the basis for the decision and advise the parent, guardian, or youth of the right to appeal. 42 U.S.C.§11432(g)(3)(E)(i).
If the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth is dissatisfied with the LEA’s disposition of a dispute or would like to raise any issue of McKinney-Vento Act noncompliance, they may file a complaint or appeal with a McKinney-Vento regional coordinator or with the state coordinator. (Please review the above policy for current regional coordinator contacts)