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ERIC Number: ED574588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
Dispute Resolution. Mckinney-Vento Law into Practice Brief Series
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Subtitle VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized in 2001 by Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act and referred to in this brief as the McKinney-Vento Act, guarantees rights and services to remove educational barriers for homeless children and youth. The law requires states and school districts to follow a dispute resolution process when parents, guardians, or unaccompanied youth and schools or local educational agencies (LEAs) or school districts disagree on the enrollment or educational placement (school selection) of homeless children and youth. The dispute resolution process is intended to represent each party's views for objective consideration so that disagreements can be brought to closure expeditiously. During the dispute process, the law requires that the LEA allow the child or youth to attend the school that the parents or guardians wish their child to attend, or that the unaccompanied youth wishes to attend, to minimize educational disruption. This brief summarizes the key provisions related to dispute resolution included in the McKinney-Vento Act.
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 Safe and Healthy Students (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987