Title IX- Part A McKinney-Vento - Homeless Education

The Homeless Education program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11431 etseq.). The McKinney-Vento Act was enacted to address the numerous barriers homeless children face in obtaining a free, appropriate public education.

The program was originally authorized in 1987 and, most recently, reauthorized as Title X, Part C of the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Act ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness including the following:

  • The right to immediate enrollment in school, even if lacking paperwork normally required for enrollment.
  • The right to attend school in his/her school of origin (if this is requested by the parent and is feasible) or if the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.
  • The right to receive transportation to his/her school of origin, if this is requested by the parent.
  • The right to services comparable to those received by household schoolmates, including transportation and supplemental educational services.
  • The right to attend school along with children not experiencing homelessness. Segregation based on a student's status as homeless is strictly prohibited.
  • The posting of homeless students' rights in all schools and other places around the community.

Resources: http://www.cde.state.co.us/dropoutprevention/homeless_index

CDE McKinney Vento Overview: https://www.emaze.com/@ATROIIZL/mv-overview

60 Minutes Reports on McKinney Vento Kids: Hard Times Generation Video

Denver Post Trying to Live, Trying to Learn Series- http://extras.denverpost.com/homelessstudents/index.html

Colorado Department of Education

Parents, guardians, and students:

If you are looking for community resources or more information about McKinney-Vento eligibility, please contact the McKinney Vento Advocate assigned to support your P20 Learning Community (listed under Site Based McKinney Vento Advocates).

McKinney-Vento Educational Rights Poster (download the poster)

Staff Resources

(The following documents are accessible by APS staff members using their APS Google logins.)

McKinney-Vento Staff Resources

District Personnel: 303-326-2000 (extension)

  • Joey Willett, Federal Programs, Assistant Director- ext. 28972
  • Amy Beruan, Federal Programs, Director & McKinney-Vento District Liaison ext. 28474
  • Sherry Hinkle-Carlson, Federal Programs, Assistant to the Director - ext. 28418

McKinney Vento Regions 2023-2024

  • Trish Bailey, McKinney Vento Advocate ext. 28072
  • Amy Singleton, McKinney Vento Advocate ext. 26240 (new)
  • Daniel Walendzik, McKinney Vento Advocate ext. 27138 (new)