The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education for Children and Youth Act defines homelessness as children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, or adequate night-time residence, including:
- In a shelter
- Doubled up with relatives or friends
- Unsheltered (i.e. sleeping in cars, parks, campground without running water/electricity, abandoned building, substandard housing, FEMA trailers, FEMA rental assistance on the street , etc.),
Note: All the above described circumstances apply to unaccompanied youth.
Homeless children may attend:
- The school in which the child or youth was last enrolled (school of origin).
- The school in the attendance area where the child or youth is temporarily living.
For more information, contact, Sallie Sutherland at the address below or access a copy of the Monroe City Schools Educational Plan for Transitional Students.