Supports for Students in Temporary Housing Situations
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that discusses the public education of children and youth in temporary housing. Under McKinney-Vento and state law, students are considered to be in temporary housing if their nighttime residence is not fixed, regular, and adequate.
Some examples of temporary housing include:
- Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship or other similar reason,
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds,
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters,
- Abandoned in hospitals,
- Living a in public or private place not designed for sleeping,
- Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.
- Migratory living in circumstances described above
You will be asked to compete an updated housing questionnaire each summer before returning to school.
If you have any questions, please contact the District's McKinney-Vento Liaison:
If your family is approved for services unde the McKinney-Vento, please contact Ms. Von Eschen immediately if your housing situation changes in any way.
Stacie Gigante/David Renahan
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone #: 631-244-6545
Resource from New York State for families: