Education for Homeless Youth
The McKinney–Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act guarantees a free and appropriate public education for all homeless children and youth. B.E.C. 42 U.S.C. 11431 outlines procedures for deciding school placement, enrolling students, and determining responsibility.
If you believe you may be eligible, please contact the RTSD Homeless Liaison or your school's social worker to find out what services and supports may be available.
- What is the definition of a “homeless youth” under McKinney-Vento?
- What situations fit this definition?
- How does McKinney-Vento help these students?
- Where can I find more information for Pennsylvania?