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Title IX McKinney -Vento for Homeless Children & Youth

McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems homeless children and youth experience enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.

Are there special guidelines?
State education agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same—free and appropriate education, including a public preschool education—as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth must have access to educational and other services that enable them to meet the same challenging academic achievement standards to which all students are held.

How much funding does DCS receive?
Annually, a special set-aside fund is created from Title I funds to assist homeless students.

Who benefits from the funding?
Students identified as homeless benefit from these funds. McKinney-Vento dollars provide tutoring, school supplies, transportation, and assistance with enrollment and finding local resources to meet the students’ needs.