Services for Homeless Students (McKinney Vento Program)
A homeless student is one who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students who are staying in transitional or emergency shelters, campgrounds, motels, sharing housing with other families due to a loss of housing or an inability to afford housing, abandoned in a hospital, staying in a substandard housing or living in places not ordinarily used for sleeping and students who have run away or have been thrown out of their homes.
A homeless student may stay in the same school all year, if feasible, even is he/she moves or may enroll in the school serving his/her temporary address
Homeless students are automatically eligible to participate in the school meals program, instructional services through Title I, and other district services intended to support academic success such as tutoring and transportation to the school of best interest.
Please contact the Family School Liaison located at your child’s school or McKinney Vento Liaison (816) 316-7000 for further information.
Homeless & Foster Care Point of Contact
Foster Care Bill of Rights Specialist and McKinney Vento Liaison
More information may be obtained from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.