McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Lyn Snow - Pupil Personnel Services Director 

Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program

This program works to ensure the enrollment, attendance and the opportunity to succeed in school for homeless children and youth. This program collaborates with other state agencies and community providers to support homeless families and their students.

Note: Massachusetts has seen an influx of children impacted by major hurricanes in school year 2017-2018. Please remember that children who have lost their housing are protected under McKinney-Vento and have the right to immediate enrollment in school even if they do not have the documentation usually required to enroll. These Frequently Asked Questions (links below)  address the needs of families who have lost their housing in the recent hurricanes.

Frequently Asked Questions - English

Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish

Important: Please see the DESE  Educational Stability for Students in Foster Care page for information about implementing and ensuring educational access and stability for children in foster care as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Homeless Education Liaison Contact List

For technical assistance, complaints or other questions please contact the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Problem Resolution Services staff at 781-338-3700 or  compliance@doe.mass.edu.

Homeless Education State Coordinator - Sarah Slautterback

Links:

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act (Title Vii Part B of McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance and Title IX Part A of ESSA.)

Caregiver Authorization Affadavit