McKinney-Vento Law

McKinney-Vento Law

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Subtitle B- Education for Homeless Children and Youth), ensured educational rights and protections for children experiencing homelessness.  The purpose of the Act is to ensure that homeless students have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education provided to all children in South Carolina. The law requires that state and local educational agencies are required to develop, review and revise policies to remove barriers to the enrollment, attendance and success in school that homeless children and youth may experience.

Under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, every school district must
appoint a local homeless education liaison to be the key homeless education contact for
the district. Local educational agencies must also provide homeless children and youth
with the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and state student
performance standards to which all students are held. The law requires that the state
monitors student academic outcomes and district compliance.

Definition of Homelessness
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