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McKinney-Vento Act: Homeless Education Program

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program, ensures that homeless children and youth are provided a free, appropriate public education, despite lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian. The state public school admission statute assuring the right of homeless and other children and youth in similar circumstances to enroll in schools is ORS 339.115(7). 

Every school district in Oregon has at least one designated Homeless Student Liaison to provide direct assistance to homeless families and unaccompanied youths to access and achieve in school. To reach a district liaison, contact the district’s administrative office, or the state Homeless Education Program office. 

District Liaison Contacts

McKinney-Vento Liaisons and Administrative Contacts for all Oregon districts, by county.

Laws & Guidance

Links to federal and state laws, and federal guidance on the McKinney-Vento Act, Education of Homeless Children & Youth Program. 

Oregon School District Compliance

These documents describe the ways Oregon LEAs are advised to maintain federal compliance with McKinney-Vento, within the procedures and consolidated documents that ODE requires from LEAs. 

McKinney-Vento Posters and Links

Resources and Links: Includes the main national association links that provide information on program implementation, FAQs, training and other resources that may help LEAs manage local homeless student education programs. If your Oregon LEA has a particular intake form, training manual or program method that should be considered for a link on this page, please email the document to Dona Bolt

Awareness Posters 

National Links

Homeless Student Data

Regarding ALL data posted in this section: The district count data has been suppressed for counts of 1 to 5 students to protect confidentiality. State totals are unduplicated, while district counts may include students who were identified in more than one district. 

2015-2016 Homeless Student Data
2014 - 2015 Homeless Student Data
2013-14 Homeless Student Data
2012-13 Homeless Student Data

District Data Collection Requirements


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