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Homeless or Highly Mobile Students

McKinney-Vento Act: Homeless/Highly Mobile Services

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act protects the rights of all homeless/highly mobile students. The act defines homeless children as youth between the ages of 2 to18 years old who lack a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence and may:

• Live in a hotel or motel;
• Live in a shelter/transitional housing program;
• Sharing housing with another family due to loss of housing, stemming from financial hardship;
• Live a trailer park or campsite due to the lack of adequate living accommodations;
• Live in an abandoned building, parked car, or other facility not designed as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
• Lives with another person due to the death or incarceration of a parent
• Lives as a youth on their own due to abandonment or runaway status
 
Students are identified by the Homeless Liaison or through referrals made by school employees, community members, city agency employees or self-referrals. If you think your children may be eligible contact the local liaison to find out what services and supports might be available.
 
Ball Charter Schools Homeless Liaison:
 
Cheryl Parker
602-896-9160 x105