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The McKinney Vento Act

The McKinney Vento Act

The McKinney Vento Act addresses the issue of homeless children and youth and defines them as those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes children and youth living in:

Ø      Emergency or transitional shelters

Ø      Motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds

Ø      Shared housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship (doubled-up)

Ø      Hospitals secondary to abandonment or awaiting foster care placement

Ø      Cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or similar


Ø      Public or private places not ordinarily used as sleeping accommodations for human beings


The intent of this act is to ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as housed children. Those who are in any of the above situations should contact:


Kassi Breiter

Homeless Liaison

Chewelah School District

685-6800 ext. 4015

 Link to Chewelah School Board Policy
McKinney Vento Dispute Resolution Process
Chewelah School District Homeless Referral Form