Homeless Information (McKinney-Vento)


Homeless students are those who lack a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals.

The definition includes migratory students who live in the aforementioned situations. Beginning Dec. 10, 2016, “those awaiting foster care placement” are not included in the definition. Read more

Parent's Guide to the Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Additional IDOE Resources


If you have questions regarding your individual situation, please contact your building principal or the BPS McKinney-Vento Liaison  Dr. Jim White.