Homeless McKinney-Vento Program

What is McKinney-Vento? 

The McKinney-Vento Program is for any student whose current nighttime living situation is one of the following:

  • Sharing housing/doubled up due to loss of economic hardship, personal housing crisis or similar 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 transitional shelters or abandoned in hospitals
  • Living in a public or private place not designed for regular sleeping accommodation 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 2002. 
  • ensure homeless students do not experience interruption in their education   
  • 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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