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McKinney Vinto


Melanie Watson
Homeless Liaison

Yugeily Manriquez
Homeless Caseworker

McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth

McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems homeless children and youth experience enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.

What is the source of the funding?
United States Department of Education through federal taxes paid by individuals and businesses. These are Title X special grant funds.

Are there special guidelines?
State education agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same—free and appropriate education, including a public preschool education—as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth must have access to educational and other services that enable them to meet the same challenging academic achievement standards to which all students are held.

How much funding does WCS receive?
Title X funding is based on the number of qualifying students during the previous year.

Who benefits from the funding?
Students identified as homeless benefit from these funds. McKinney-Vento dollars provide a portion of the salary for a homeless education liaison, tutoring, after-school and summer programs, school supplies, transportation, and assistance with enrollment and finding local resources to meet the students’ needs.