Homeless Children & Youth Plan

McKinney-Vento Homeless Information

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (reauthorized under Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) ensures rights and services for children and youth experiencing unstable housing.  This federal law removes barriers to education for students in need. According to the U.S. Department of Education, children and youth living in the following situations are considered homeless (this definition is unique to schools):

  • Doubled up with family or friends due to economic hardship

  • Living in motels or hotels for lack of other suitable housing

  • Runaway children and youth

  • Homeless and domestic violence shelters

  • Transitional housing programs

  • Abandoned buildings or on the street

  • Public places not meant for housing

  • Cars, trailers, and campgrounds

  • Migratory children staying in housing not fit for habitation

McKinney-Vento Resources

SMCSC District Liaison

Andrew Kruer, Assistant Superintendent

203 S. Heritage Way

Pendleton, IN 46064


[email protected]

IDOE State Coordinators
Flora Jones, Director of Student Pathways & Opportunities
Charlie Gibson, Homeless Education Specialist
[email protected]

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