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McKinney-Vento

MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS EDUCATION ASSISTANCE IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 2001

On July 22, 1987, the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act became public law. This was the first comprehensive federal law dealing with the problems of homelessness in America. Recently included in the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, it is now called the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001.

Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program was established to make sure homeless youth have access to a free and appropriate public education while removing barriers that homeless children face. Its goal is to have the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while the children are in homeless situations. Some of the other main objectives of Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program are to inform local school districts of their responsibilities to homeless children and youth, to increase awareness about the needs of homeless children, explain current laws and policies, and provide practical tips for working with homeless children.

Below are additional resources pertaining to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act:


Questions regarding homelessness should be directed to:

Dr. Andrea J. Farina, Director of Pupil Services at afarina@upsd.org

or

Mrs. Katrina Harman, District Social Worker at kharman@upsd.org

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