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National Center for Homeless Education

Information for Parents

If your family lives in any of the following situations: 

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing

Then, your preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Rights of Eligible Children & Youth
  • Right to immediate school enrollment even when records not present
  • Right to remain in the school of origin, if in the student’s best interest
  • Right to receive transportation to and from the school of origin
  • Right to receive support for academic success


For additional information contact: 

Klaire Vogt, Liaison

Troy Elementary School