It is the goal of Yadkin County Schools to provide support and encouragement to those experiencing homelessness.  Please feel free to contact your school's social worker with any questions or concerns you may have.  

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was authorized in 1987 to address any barriers that children and youth who are experiencing homelessness may have when they attempt to enroll and attend school.  It also addresses barriers in succeeding in school.  It was recently reauthorized in December, 2015 when the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed.  

The following is the definition of McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance:

1.  Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.
2.  Children and unaccompanied youth who share the housing of others due to loss of housing or similar reason; are living  in hotels, campgrounds, parks.
3.  Children and unaccompanied youth whose primary nighttime residence is in a public or private place not ordinarily used as a place for sleeping.
4.  Children and unaccompanied youth who are living in cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings or bus/train stations.

The following is the definition of Unaccompanied Youth:

1.  Unaccompanied homeless youth are young people who lack safe, stable housing and who are not in the care of a parent or guardian.
2.  Unaccompanied youth may have run away from home or been forced to leave by their parents.

More information can be found in the Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program Non-Regulatory Guidance document or at the North Carolina Homeless Education website.  

We have the following resources available for your needs.  Please click on the link to find more information: