• EDUCATION FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN & YOUTH

    • The Red Clay Consolidated School District shall adhere to the provisions of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This law minimizes educational disruptions experienced by students who are experiencing homelessness.

    Under McKinney-Vento, homeless students 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. McKinney-Vento also guarantees homeless students the right to enroll in a public school even if they lack the typically required documents and immunizations. In addition, homeless students are guaranteed the transportation they need to attend school.

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

    o   Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing

    o   Living in emergency or transitional housing

    o   Abandoned in hospitals

    o   Awaiting foster care

    o   Having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for regular sleeping accommodations

    o   Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations

    o   Migratory students meeting the descriptions above

    To see if your family is eligible for McKinney Vento services please contact:

     

    District Liaison for Homeless Education

     

    April Christine Anderson

    Red Clay Consolidated School District

    1502 Spruce Avenue

    Wilmington, DE. 19805

    302-552-3714 (office)

    302-892-3261 (fax)