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McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento Act

This act is funded by the federal government and comes to the school district as part of the Moses Lake School District Title Funds allocation. Each year the school district is required to set aside funds to support students covered by McKinney-Vento Act provisions.
 
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.” The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:
 
  • Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason.
  • Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or campgrounds due to lack of alternative accommodations.
  • Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters.
  • Children and youth abandoned in hospitals.
  • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc.).
  • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations.
  • Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations.
 

For more information, please contact:

Dave Balcom dbalcom@mlsd161.org 509-793-7699
Leigh Ramsey lramsey@mlsd161.org 509-793-7630