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Summary of McKinney-Vento Act:

The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) (McKinney-Vento Act). The McKinney-Vento Act was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently reauthorized in December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Homeless students are those who lack a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are sharing the housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals.

Notice of Rights:

SENSE is committed to ensuring that all children that qualify under the McKinney-Vento Act and are enrolled in the school are provided the required services and supports. To further this goal, all qualifying parents/guardians or students shall receive notice of such services and supports at least twice annually.

Attached please find information from the National Center for Homeless Education, Supporting the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Please review this information about the rights of your student’s rights and/or your rights under the McKinney-Vento Act.

SENSE is further committed to ensuring that:

  • You understand the choice of schools homeless children and youths are eligible to attend.
  • That no homeless child or youth is required to attend a separate school for homeless children or youths;
  • That homeless children and youths will not be stigmatized by school personnel.

Notice of Local Liaison:

SENSE has designated an appropriate staff person as a local liaison to carry out the duties for homeless students. If you have questions or need resources, please contact:

ERIN GOOD

SCHOOL COUNSELOR/MCKINNEY VENTO COORDINATOR

1601 BARTH AVE.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. 46203

EGOOD@SENSEINDY.ORG

Contact Information for State Coordinator for Education of Homeless Children and Youth:

Deepali Jani

State Homeless Education Coordinator

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

Indiana Department of Education

115 West Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

djani@doe.in.gov

317-233-3372 (direct line)

317-460-1340 (text/direct)

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