• McKinney-Vento Homeless Program  
     
     
    Contact Information
        Cathy Huston, 
        McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison
        Grand Coulee Dam School District 
        509-633-1442  ext 315 
         chuston@gcdsd.org
     
     

    The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.

    The McKinney-Vento Act requires schools to enroll homeless children and youth immediately, even if they lack normally required documents, such as immunization records or proof of residence. The act ensures that homeless children and youth have transportation to and from their school of origin if it is in the child's or youth's best interest.

    The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:

    * Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason

    * Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations

    * Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters

    * Children and youth abandoned in hospitals

    * Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)

    * Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations

    * Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations

     

    For more information on McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth

    click on the links below:
     
     
     

    Grand Coulee Dam School District Policy 3115 – Homeless Students/Enrollment Rights and Services

    Grand Coulee Dam School District McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Process

     

    Link to Forms:

     
     

    Copies could be obtained through the Special Services Department at

    Lake Roosevelt Schools

    505 Crest Dr.

    Coulee Dam , WA  99116