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ERIC Number: ED574562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Serving Homeless Children and Youth in Charter Schools. McKinney-Vento Law into Practice Brief Series
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
This brief summarizes McKinney-Vento Act mandates for local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools. It includes additional explanation on two issues about which charter schools have frequently raised questions: transportation, specifically to and from the school of origin, and enrollment policies, which may create barriers for homeless students. The brief is divided into the following sections: (1) Requirements in the McKinney-Vento Act for all LEAs; (2) McKinney-Vento Act Requirements for Schools; (3) Transportation Requirements as They Apply to Charter Schools; (4) Enrollment Requirements as They Apply to Charter Schools; (5) Free Meals and Snacks for Homeless Students; (6) Coordination between State Homeless Education Programs and Charter Schools; and (7) Learning About the McKinney-Vento Act and its Implementation. Examples of states and charter schools that have implemented strategies for serving homeless children and youth are included. Related excerpts from the law and Non-regulatory Guidance conclude the brief.
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27435. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987