Homeless McKinney-Vento Program

The McKinney-Vento Program is for any student that current nighttime living situation is one of the following:
              Sharing housing/doubled up due to loss of economic hardship, 
                  personal housing crisis or similiar reasons
              Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, 
                  substandard housing, bus or train stations.
              Living in hotel, motel, campground  due to lack of
                  alternative adequate accommodations
      Living in emergency or tranisitionsl shelters or abandoned in
             Living in a public or private place not designed for regular sleeping
                  accomodation for human beings.

The goal of the plan for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth in the Blount County School System is to:
                 - provide a framework to assure that equal educational access shall be given
                   to homeless children and youth in the school system in compliance with
                   the State Plan and with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of
                   -ensure homeless students do not experience interruption in their   
                   -ensure that students have equal opportunity to experience a well-rounded
                    education by involvement in extra-curricular activities if applicable.

Click here for the complete McKinney-Vento Homeless Plan for Blount County Schools.



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