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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.

Oregon’s Student Success Act has a Student Investment Account designed to support districts to reduce academic disparities and increase achievement of students in homeless living situations, those who are navigating poverty, and other historically underserved student groups. District Liaisons and ESDs are essential partners in this work.

American Rescue Plan - Homeless Children & Youth (ARP-HCY)

State Agency COVID Resources

McKinney-Vento Wildfire FAQs

Responses to frequent questions from districts on how McKinney-Vento applies to students and families displaced by disasters such as wildfires

District Liaison Contacts

Training Opportunities for Liaisons and Others

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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 Bethany Kincaid.

Awareness Posters

National Links

Homeless Student Data

Regarding data posted in this section: Counts of 1 to 5 students have been suppressed to protect confidentiality. State totals are unduplicated, while other totals may include students identified more than once.

Student Data 2018-2022

Unduplicated State Totals 2018-2022

2021-2022 Homeless Student Data

2020-2021 Homeless Student Data

2019-2020 Homeless Student Data

2018-2019 Homeless Student Data

For more information on this topic contact Chris James.