• McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Staff:

    Dr. Melinda Vickers                                                             
    Sampson County Schools Homeless Liaison
    Phone: (910) 592-1401
    Email: mvickers@sampson.k12.nc.us

    Lisa Simmons
    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
    Email: lphillip@serve.org

    North Carolina Homeless Education Program
    The SERVE Center at UNC Greensboro
    5900 Summit Avenue, #201
    Browns Summit, NC 27214
    Phone:(336) 315-7400

    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