May 13, 2016, Wilmington, NC

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Administered by the North Carolina Homeless Education Program [NCHEP]

Lisa Philips, State Coordinator for Homeless Education

Patricia Lentz, Program Specialist

Dedicated to ensuring that all children and youth experiencing homelessness have access to the educational services to which they are entitled under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. The law is designed to increase the school enrollment, attendance, and success of children and youth who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

2014/2015 – LEA’s reported 27,833 homeless students.

The main themes

Access, stability, support for academic success, child-centered, best interest decision making, ALL schools must designate a liaison, and provide services as needed.

Critical Compliance Dates: