Homeless Children and Youth Education Program

Vermont's Education for Homeless Children and Youth program ensures that homeless students have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education (including public preschool) provided to other Vermont children, with the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and student performance standards. The Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is supported by funding from McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act.

Federal Definition: Who is Homeless?
As defined in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, a homeless person is an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

Resources

Vermont Homeless Education Liaison Contact List (2014-2015)

View contact information for Homeless Education Liaisons throughout the state of Vermont.

Vermont Homeless Education Liaison Toolbox

View materials and resources developed especially for Homeless Education Liaisons.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

View information and resources related to the McKinney-Vento law, including the legislative summary and federal technical guidance.

National Resources

This document provides links to national organizations addressing the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Questions?

Beth Meyer at beth.meyer@state.vt.us or (802) 479-3112

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014