McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Staff:
Ms. Jennifer Daughtry,
Sampson County Schools Homeless Liaison
Phone: (910) 592-1401
Email Ms. Daughtry
State Coordinator, Education of Homeless Children and Youth
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Office of the Deputy State Superintendent of Innovation
Federal Program Monitoring and Support Division
Phone: (336) 315-7491
North Carolina Homeless Education Program
The SERVE Center at UNC Greensboro
5900 Summit Avenue, #201
Browns Summit, NC 27214
The McKinney Vento Act is a federal law passed to help families who are homeless keep their children in school. It addresses educational challenges and guarantees students the right to immediate enrollment, it removes barriers and helps students "in transition" succeed in school.
The term “homeless children and youth”—
A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
B. includes —
- Children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; or are living in emergency or transitional shelters or are abandoned in hospitals.
- Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodation for human beings...
- Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
- Migratory children who qualify as homeless; and
- Youth living on their own, living with others, runaways, or kicked out.
NC Homeless Education Program website
NC Homeless Data web page here and here
School Help for Parents of Homeless Children with Disabilities
McKinney-Vento Parents Rights McKinney-Vento Student Right
NCHEP Parent Poster NCHEP Youth Poster