• McKinney-Vento Act - Homeless



    If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends due to loss of housing or economic hardship; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.

    Your family may be eligible for services under this federal program, if you live in any of the following conditions:
    • Unsheltered, living in a vehicle of any kind, park, campground, bus/train station, abandoned building, without running water/electricity, abandoned in a hospital, or inadequate housing accommodations.
    • Temporarily living with another person due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason.
    • Hotel/motel.
    • Emergency or transitional shelter, interim/short term foster home.
    To find out about your students rights:
    • Immediate enrollment in the appropriate school
    • Receive free lunch and breakfast
    • Attend their school of origin (including necessary transportation)
    • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the students needs
    • Receive support from the Bremerton School District McKinney-Vento Liaison - Linda Sullivan-Dudzic
    View the following documents for more information about your rights:
    For more information about this federal program, please visit the Homeless Education section of the OSPI website  or contact by email mckinneyvento@k12.wa.us or phone 360-725-6505.  Contact your local schools counselor or interventionist and/or our Homeless Liaison, Linda Sullivan-Dudzic, in our Special Programs Department at 360-473-1077.
Last Modified on January 5, 2017