McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
"All homeless children must have a full and equal opportunity to success in school and receive educational services."
Individuals who are eligible to receive services under this program include children and youth who:
- Lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence
- Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds
- Live in cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings, substandard buildings, bus or train stations, or similar settings
- Share housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardships, or a similar reason ("doubling up")
- Are considered an unaccompanied youth (youth not in physical custody of a parent or guardian)
- Awaiting foster care (Effective December 10, 2016 this will no longer be a determinae factor)
Students who are identified as homeless are enrolled immediately; assigned to the nutrition program without cost; and may receive tutoring, extended transportation services, and other services as needed and/or as offered at designated school sites.
Brunswick County Schools has an assigned liaison in each school to assist with training staff and to provide information to parents and guardians to support the identification and enrollment of homeless students. School Social Workers support the Homeless Edcuation Program in the schools.
Posters in Spanish and English, which define McKinney-Vento, are posted in a visible location in every school.