Franklin’s McKinney Vento Policy
Students are entitled to certain rights and protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. Any child that is “without a fixed, regular and adequate residence” is homeless.
The Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act protects the rights of all homeless/highly mobile students. The act defines homeless children as youth between the ages of 2 to 18 years old who lack a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence.
is Considered Homeless?
Per the McKinney-Vento Act, a homeless individual lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, or has a primary nighttime residence that is:
Children are not considered Homeless if they:
Students are identified by our liaison or through referrals made by school employees, community members, city agency employees or self-referrals. Our liaison, Ms. Graika, oversees the immediate enrollment of these students in school, works with identified school staff to provide assistance to meet their academic and nonacademic needs and ensure that barriers to education are eliminated.