Are you living in any of the following situations?
Couch-surfing/ doubled up with family or friends due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason?
In a hotel, motel, trailer park, or campground due to the lack of adequate accommodations?
In a shelter or transitional living program?
Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, or other places not designed for living?
Awaiting foster care placement?
If so, you may qualify for certain rights and services under the McKinney-Vento Act.
What is the McKinney-Vento Act?
The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to provide educational supports to students and families while their housing is
unstable and unpredictable. Every school district in the United States has staff liaisons to help students stay
connected to their education, and "to ensure that families and students are informed of, and receiving, the rights
afforded to them through the McKinney-Vento Act."
Lewiston Public Schools has two McKinney-Vento liaisons and additional staff working to help keep students successfully enrolled in and attending school. Assistance may include basic needs such as clothing, toiletries and hygiene items, access to a food pantry, school supplies, and referrals for other needed supports such as targeted case management and medical services.
TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION...
~For students in grades K-8, Call Heather Blanchard 795-4100
~For students in grades 9-12, call Mary Seaman 795-4190