McKinney-Vento 

Yasmin Acevedo

McKinney-Vento Support Specialist

yasmin_acevedo@ccpsnet.net


804-639-8713 EXT: 2608

When students and/or families find themselves in a place of transition or in temporary housing situations it is often during these times that academic barriers are encountered. Registration, enrollment, transportation and accessing school supplies and/or school sponsored programs may be difficult. For this reason, the McKinney-Vento Act was created. The Act’s purpose is to support school access, school stability and academic success for students residing in transitional living situations.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE UNDER THE MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT?

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, certain living arrangements are considered to be “homeless” that may not typically be recognized as homeless situations. In determining eligibility, the term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. As described in the McKinney-Vento Act, this includes:

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?

Under the McKinney-Vento Act there are specific rights that a student has which includes the right to:

If the school district believes that the school selected is not in the best interest of the student then the district must provide you with a written explanation of its position and inform you of your right to appeal it’s decision.

If you believe your family is eligible for McKinney-Vento services, contact your school registrar or social worker for an application!


Specialist:

Yasmin Acevedo yasmin_acevedo@ccpsnet.net


Engagement:

Theodore Reynolds theodore_reynolds@ccpsnet.net


Heidi Hayes heidi_hayes@ccpsnet.net


Vivian Stith-Williams vivian_stithwilliams@ccpsnet.net