• Red Clay is committed to minimizing educational disruptions experienced by students who are experiencing homelessness.

    Our district adheres to the provisions of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

    Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, students experiencing homelessness are guaranteed the right to a free, appropriate, public education.

    When students become homeless, they can remain enrolled in the schools they have been attending, although they might no longer meet residency requirements.

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act also guarantees students who are experiencing homelessness the right to enroll in a public school even if they lack the typically required documents and immunizations. In addition, students who are experiencing homelessness are guaranteed the transportation they need to attend school.

  • According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, "homeless" can be defined as an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are:

    • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing
    • Living in emergency or transitional housing
    • Abandoned in hospitals
    • Awaiting foster care
    • Having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for regular sleeping accommodations
    • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
    • Migratory students meeting the descriptions above
  • Contact:

    For questions about educational services for children and youth who are experiencing homelessness, contact April Anderson, District Liaison for Homeless Education, at 302-552-3714.