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Title X (McKinney Vento)

Title X 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


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).


Site Based McKinney Vento Advocates:

  • Dale Cornelius, McKinney Vento Advocate, P20 Learning Communities P & L- ext. 27421
  • Daniel Walendzik, McKinney Vento Advocate, P20 Learning Communities S & E- ext. 27262
  • Lori Wolter, McKinney Vento Advocate, P20 Learning Community ACTION Zone & Charter Schools- ext. 27032
  • Trisha A. Bailey, McKinney Vento Advocate, P20 Learning Community A- ext. 25645

District Personnel:

McKinney Vento Site Based Staff  - To access the list use the Staff Resources button below.

 McKinney-Vento Educational Rights Posters

Staff Resources

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

McKinney-Vento Staff Resources



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