McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Who is Homeless?

Homeless students are those who lack a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence.   This includes students 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 campgrounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals.

The definition includes migratory students who live in the aforementioned situations.   Beginning Dec. 10, 2016, "those awaiting foster care placement" are not included in this definition.

Definition of Homeless

For more information please click on the following links.

IDOE Resources

Parent Rights Poster

School Selection Checklist

Homeless Children and Youth Program

McKinney-Vento Liaison Tool

Parent Guide

INEHCY McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Information Booklet

McKinney-Vento District Plan

Transportation Plan to Ensure School Stability

INTER-DISTRICT Transportation Agreement


If you need to contact South Putnam Community School Corporation's liaison please e-mail Tona Gardner at 

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