Information Regarding Students Experiencing Homelessness

  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
    Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95)
    Information Regarding Students Experiencing Homelessness

    Who is considered homeless?

    Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act defines homelessness as living in the following places due to a lack of a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence:

    • In an emergency or transitional shelter
    • In a motel, hotel, or campground due to lack of an adequate alternative 
    • In a car, park, public place, bus or train station, or abandoned building
    • Doubled-up with family or friends due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
    • In the above conditions and is a migratory child or youth

    This definition of homelessness applies to children and youth with:

    • Uncertain housing
    • A temporary address
    • No permanent physical address

    Children and youth living in these settings meet criteria for the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness and have special educational rights. 

    Eligibility Updates for Unaccompanied Youth

    On December 13, 2019, Superintendents Memo 283-19 was released with information about eligibility is viewed for McKinney-Vento services for youth not living with their parents.  This memo indicates that students who move in with a friend or relative because of a CPS safety plan or other planned circumstance should not be considered to meet eligibility criteria for McKinney-Vento.  

    Where can a child or youth without a fixed, regular, and adequate residence attend school?

    The school the child or youth attended before becoming homeless or was last enrolled (school of origin)

    The school in the attendance area where the child or youth is currently living

    For more information on enrollment and services for students experiencing homelessness, contact one of the below liaisons.

Liaisons

  • Floyd County Public Schools Liaison
    Carol Cox
    Phone: (540) 745-9420 ext. 2608
    Email: coxc@floyd.k12.va.us

    Check Elementary
    Russell Williams
    Phone: (540) 745-9410 ext. 1414
    Email: williamsr@floyd.k12.va.us

    Indian Valley & Willis Schools
    Carol Cox
    Phone: (540) 745-9420 ext. 2608
    Email: coxc@floyd.k12.va.us

    Floyd County High School
    Leslie Hale
    Phone: (540) 745-9456 ext. 5696
    Email: halel@floyd.k12.va.us

    Floyd Elementary School
    Joseph Selwaeh
    Phone: (540) 745-9440 ext. 4200
    Email: selwaehj@floyd.k12.va.us

     

    NRV Project HOPE Coordinator -Project HOPE
    Paige Walters, NRV Project HOPE Coordinator
    540-382-5100 ext 1026
    pwalters@mcps.org
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