Information for McKinney-Vento Families & Students
Friday, March 1, 2024
McKinney-Vento is a federal program that provides school-related services for students and their families who are experiencing housing insecurity.
Mckinney Vento partners with local agencies and individuals to bring fun learning experiences to these students and their families. Your funding assistance ensures that all the students who are interested are able to participate, with no charge for the activity.
Please contact McKinney Vento/Foster Care Liaison if you have eligibility, enrollment questions, or other needs and for academic assistance & tutoring support.
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McKinney Vento Education Program
The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program ensures that students and famlies experiencing homelessness over the course of a school year have equal and full access to the same educational opportunities provided to other students.
The McKinney-Vento Education Program addresses barriers associated with homelessness by:
- Facilitating school enrollment, attendance, and full opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities
- Reducing barriers to academic achievement
- Facilitating access to higher education
- Coordinating with local agencies to identify and connect to stabilizing supports
- Providing training to school personnel to ensure eligible students are identified
Students experiencing homelessness are automatically eligible for Title I services. Title I offers educational support and services to children, youth, and their families who have lost their homes due to economic hardship, abuse, family conflict or other reasons.
McKinney-Vento students have the right to immediate enrollment with or without proof of residency, permanent address, birth certificate, immunization records or other school records.
A Social Services Manager (SSM) has been designated as the Homeless Liaison to ensure that students and families experiencing homelessness are identified, informed of their educational rights, enrolled in school, and receive appropriate services to succeed in school.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is committed to promoting the academic success of all children and youth, including those experiencing housing instability.