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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act defines a homeless individual as one who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Shelby County Schools’ McKinney Grant funds are used to provide services to homeless children and youth to facilitate enrollment, retention, and educational success.

If your family lives in any of the following situations, you may be considered homeless:

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing.

To find out if your child qualifies for homeless services, please speak to your school guidance counselor, or call Toyka Boggan at 334-682-4178 ext. 6634.