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 

Statewide District Homeless Liaisons

McKinney Vento Dispute Resolution Process

Higher 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).


Staff Resources

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

McKinney-Vento Staff Resources


McKinney-Vento Educational Rights Posters


District Personnel: 303-326-2000 (extension)

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