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The McKinney-Vento Act, part of the No Child Left Behind Act of
2001, guarantees homeless children and youth an education equal to
what they would receive if not homeless.
Who is Homeless?
According to the McKinney-Vento Act, homeless children and youth
include individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime
residence. This includes the following situations:
Sharing the housing of others (known as doubling-up) due to loss of
housing or economic hardship
Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds
Living in emergency or transitional shelters
Abandoned in hospitals
Awaiting foster-care placement
Living in a nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation
Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings

The Homeless Coordinator for the South Harrison RII District is Kathy Daniel, Director of Special Services, 660-425-7539

Or call

Missouri Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education
Federal Discretionary Grants
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

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