Homeless Education Program McKinney-Vento

  • Homeless Education Program


    Who Is Homeless?

    (McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001 – Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act – Sec 725) The term “homeless children and youth”— A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…; and B. includes — i. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement; ii. children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings… iii. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and iv. migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

    *Resauthorization 2015

    US Department of Education Fact Sheet on Homeless Youth


    National Center for Homeless Education


    National Center for Homeless Education Parents Rights Brochure


    NC Homeless Education


    State Homeless Education Data


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    Please contact the following Counselors at each school for more information

    Charles England - Darica Waller - 336-242-1552

    Pickett - Alyson Bryan - 336-242-1546

    South Lexington - 336-242-1544

    Southwest - Derezma Little - 336-242-1548

    Lexington Middle School - 336-242-1567

    Johnnie Holloway

    Olivia McMillan

    Lexington Senior High School - 336-242-1574      

    Vickie Foye

    Wanda Keeney

    Michael Watlington


    District Homeless Coordinators

    Elementary Schools 

    Middle & High Schools - Angela Whiteside - 336-242-1574


    District Homeless Liaison

    Lexington City Schools - Nicole S. Piggott - 336-242-1527

    State Coordinator for Homeless Education

    Lisa Phillips - lphillip@serve.org