McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program

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    For more information, contact the District Homeless Liaison Theresa Benally, Wellness/Culture Specialist                      Phone: (928) 729-6822                                                                      Email:

    What is McKinney-Vento?

    The McKinney-Vento (MV) Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law that provides support and resources for children whose families are experiencing homelessness to help ensure that they have an equal opportunity to succeed in school. Children who qualify for McKinney-Vento services are guaranteed certain rights:

    • To remain enrolled in their “school of origin” when feasible, or attend the school assigned to the attendance area where they are currently living
    • To receive transportation to/from school of origin when feasible
    • Immediate enrollment in school, even if unable to produce all necessary registration documents
    • Automatic enrollment in FREE lunch
    • Access to resources and services
    • Challenge decisions made by school districts