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.
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).
- What You Need to Know to Help Your Child in School - http://nche.ed.gov/downloads/parentbrochure_eng.pf
- Lo Que Necesita Saber Para Ayudar a Su Hijo en la Escuela - http://nche.ed.gov/downloads/parentbrochure_sp.pdf
- Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students - http://nche.ed.gov/downloads/briefs/youth.pdf
(The following documents are accessible by APS staff members using their APS Google logins.)
McKinney-Vento Educational Rights Posters
- Middle/High School MV Poster - Spanish
- Middle/High School MV Poster - English
- Elementary School MV Poster - Spanish
- Elementary School MV Poster - English
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
APS Learning Communities: 2019-2020
Site Based McKinney Vento
LCD: Garrett Rosa
LCD: Sue-lin Toussaint
LCD: Carole Jennings
LCD: Zachary Rahn
LCD: Mario Giardiello
xxx-xxx-xxxx ext. 27421
xxx-xxx-xxxx ext. xxxxx
Lyn Knoll ES
Park Lane ES
William Smith HS
Clyde Miller P8
Sixth Avenue ES
Vista PEAK Explore
Vista PEAK Prep
APS Early Beginnings
Aurora Hills MS
Virginia Court ES
Aurora Frontier P8
Murphy Creek P8
Side Creek ES
Aurora Central HS
Academy of Advanced Learning
Aurora Charter School
Aurora Expeditionary Learning Academy (AXL)
Global Village Academy
Rocky Mountain Prep