McKinney-Vento Act

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act requires that school districts immediately enroll homeless students in school, even if they do not have the documents usually required for enrollment, such as school records, medical records or proof of residency.

Homeless students have a right to either remain in their school of origin or to attend school where they are temporarily residing.

Students who choose to remain in their school of origin have the right to remain there until the end of the school year in which they get permanent housing.

Students who chose to enroll in school where they are temporarily residing must be enrolled immediately, even if they do not bring the records usually required for enrollment with them.

If a homeless student arrives without records, the school district's designated Homeless Education Liaison must assist the family and contact the previously attended school system to obtain the required records.

For more information, please contact the Assistant Director of Special Education and Curriculum and Instruction/McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.

Click here for the information on the DESE / Mass.gov website

Assistant Director of Special Education and Curriculum and Instruction/ Homeless Liaison
Joan Woodward
781-335-1460, ext. 20334

Weymouth Public Schools
111 Middle Street
Weymouth, MA 02189