McKinney-Vento Homeless Educational Rights

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law passed to help families who are homeless keep their children in school.

The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and can include the following situations:

  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else because the child lost his or her home
  • Staying in a motel or hotel
  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or domestic violence shelter
  • Staying in substandard housing
  • Living in a car, park or public place, abandoned building or bus station
  • Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
  • Abandoned in a hospital
  • Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter

Questions and/or additional information related to McKinney-Vento may be directed to:

Revolution Academy’s McKinney-Vento liaison, Michele Harris at [email protected] or

North Carolina State Coordinator, Lisa Phillips at [email protected]

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