Homelessness

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless children must be given access to the same education provided to all children.

If you live in any of the following situations, you have rights.
• In a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground
• On the street
• In an abandoned building, travel trailer or other inadequate accommodations
• Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot afford housing

Preschool-age and school-age children have the right to go to school no matter where you live or how long you’ve lived there. They can attend school in the district you reside or in the district from which you were displaced.
 
For help getting your child into school, call the Kearsley Community Schools Administration Building at (810) 591-7611. If you need further assistance, call the National Center for Homeless Education at (800) 308-2145.