McKinney Vento

The McKinney-Vento Act provides rights and services to children and youth experiencing homelessness, which includes those who are: sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; staying in motels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to the lack of an adequate alternative; staying in shelters or transitional housing; or sleeping in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or similar settings.[i] This document summarizes some of the McKinney-Vento Act’s core provisions.


Students experiencing homelessness have rights protected under McKinney Vento to stay in the school of origin and assistance in removing barriers to their education.  If you are experiencing any of the previously listed situations, please contact Mrs. Reiman, Homeless Liaison, at 618-893-4031 or areiman@cusd17.com for more information and resources.