This section provides Arizona local homeless education liaisons with resources to help build capacity with the McKinney-Vento Program. The Homeless Liaison Toolkit is the handbook for the liaison role.
The educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness are established under the McKinney-Vento Act. This act is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in the United States. It was reauthorized as Every Child Succeeds Act in 2015. To qualify for these rights, children and youth must be considered homeless according to the McKinney-Vento definition. ADE Homeless Education Flyer for Public Notice
How Do I Enroll My Student(s) in School?
For assistance in enrolling your student(s) at a new school or receiving transportation back to their school of origin, please contact theHomeless Education Liaisonfor your district/charter.
Educational Rights of Children
NCHE: Parent Resource Brochure This webpage from the National Center for Homeless Education provides specific resources for parents experiencing homelessness.
ADE Exceptional Student Services ESS ensures that public education agencies in Arizona have special education programs, policies, and procedures that comply with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its implementing regulations, and that eligible children and youth with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). ESS provides professional learning opportunities, provides technical assistance to schools, supports the needs of families of students with disabilities, monitors schools for compliance with the regulations that implement the IDEA, and administers the IDEA Entitlement grant.
Housing and Support Services
Below are resources for housing and support services:
Arizona 2-1-1 provides statewide resources in several topics. You can call 2-1-1 from any phone or visit their website at: https://211arizona.org