Homeless Education Program

  • The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) (42 U.S.C. § 11431-11435) is federal legislation that ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youths experiencing homelessness. It requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that homeless students have access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschools, as provided to other children and youths. The McKinney-Vento Act defines LEAs as public school districts, direct-funded and locally funded charter schools, and county offices of education. The McKinney-Vento Act also authorizes the funding for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program.

    It provides stability, access and support for the academic success of homeless children and youth.

    Helpful Links:

    Arizona Department of Education Homeless Education

    The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

    Contact the Gilbert Public Schools Homeless Education Liaison at 480-545-2193 should you have any questions or need assistance.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

Contact the GPS Homeless Education Liaison

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Last Modified on September 20, 2021