McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Services

  • If you have lost your housing due to a family crisis, unemployment, an eviction or financial issues, you may be eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act which protects children and youth who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime accommodation by providing additional rights and educational support services.

    You may be eligible for services if you are:

    • Temporarily sharing housing with another familly due to loss of housing or financial hardship
    • In a motel or hotel due to lack of adequate accommodations
    • In an emergency or transitional shelter
    • In a car, park, campground, public space or abandoned building
    • In substandard housing (e.g. housing that lacks electricity, water or heat)
    • An unaccompanied youth who is not living with a parent/legal guardian and is experieincing homelessness

    FUSD McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program Services you may qualify for include:

    • Assistance with immediate school enrollment, free breakfast & lunch & transportation to school
    • school supplies
    • McKinney-Vento Food Pantry & Clothing Bank located at the Family Resource Center (4000 N. Cummings Street - housed within Summit High School)
    • Clothing & toiletry items
    • Shower & laundry facilities at the Family Resource Center for eligible FUSD homeless families
    • Referrals to community agencies that assist with housing, food, health services, immunizations, counseling, etc.
    • K-12 tutoring at the Family Resource Center
        

    Enrolling Students Experiencing Homelessness

    Schools CANNOT refuse to enroll a homeless student for lack of records (e.g., school records, transcript, IEP, MET, birth certificate or immunization records) or proof of a home address.  The McKinney-Vento law requires that homeless students be enrolled immediately.  School personnel are to enroll and have students attend school while records are requested.

    If you believe you qualify for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program or know of a student who may be experiencing homelessness, please contact:

    Kira Blair 

    McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Liaison Grades K-5

    (928) 606-1515

    kblair@fusd1.org

     

    Stephanie Sivak

    McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Liaison Grades 6-12

    (928) 606-3692

    ssivak@fusd1.org

     

    Frank Garcia

    Director of Educational Enrichment

    (928) 527-6152

    fgarcia@fusd1.org