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

 

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 Quarterly Newsletters - Coming Soon!

 

McKinney-Vento Educational Rights Posters

 

District Personnel:

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
P-20 LC “A” P-20 LC “P” P-20 LC “S” P-20 LC “E” P-20 LC “L” ACTION Zone & Charters
Trisha Bailey
303.326.2000 ext 25645
tabailey@aurorak12.org
Dale Cornelius
303.326.2000 ext 27421
DTCornelius@aurorak12.org
Daniel Walendzik
303.326.2000 ext. 27262
djwalendzik@aurorak12.org
Daniel Walendzik
303.326.2000 ext. 27262
djwalendzik@aurorak12.org
Dale Cornelius
303.326.2000 ext 27421
DTCornelius@aurorak12.org
Lori Wolter
303.326.2000 ext. 27032
ldwolter@aurorak12.org
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