Children and youth who are homeless are entitled to special services provided by their local school district. Some of the services they are entitled to include immediate enrollment in school, Title I academic support, transportation to their residency district, access to free lunch program, and certain school supplies.

To be eligible for homeless services, the child or youth must meet one of the following criteria: family is in a temporary emergency shelter; family is living in housing which is not their own home; child or youth is living with someone other than their legal guardian.

Helpful Documents located within McKinney-Vento Homeless Act Toolkit

ADMINISTRATORS-What you need to know
LIAISONS-What you need to know
FRONT OFFICE STAFF- Enrolling Students Video (6min)

Homelessness and Education: An Introduction
McKinney-Vento 2001 Reauthorization Overview
Who Is Homeless?
Unaccompanied Youth
Student Educational Rights-What you need know
Domestic Violence and Homelessness Info
IDEA and Homelessness-Rules
Identifying Homeless Students
Migrant Youth and Homelessness
Resolving Disputes
School of Origin-Rules
Title I and Homelessness


Links & Resources

2-1-1 Info Link
Info Link is an area agency which can provide information about area resources for homeless families. Local phone number is 715-735-7555 or toll free 888-328-1119

Michigan Department of Education – Education of Homeless Website

Upper Peninsula Homeless Education Assistance Brochure

LEA Homeless Education Responsibilities

McKinney-Vento Act Guidance Manual

McKinney Vento “Homeless” Definition.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act definition of “Homeless.” The definition is found on Page 2 of the numbered document. It is Page 4 of the PDF file.

The Menominee County Intermediate School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, height, weight, or handicap. Persons denied equal opportunity based on these conditions may file a complaint with Carol Bergquist, Menominee County ISD Compliance Coordinator and/or the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Lansing, Michigan.