• Eligibility

    The McKinney-Vento Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.) is a federal law that addresses the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The law defines "in transition" as temporary living situations due to hardship. Situations can include:

    • Living with a friend, relative or other person due to loss of housing
    • Hotel or motel
    • Shelter or transitional housing
    • Car, park or other public place
    • Campground or inadequate home
    • Youth living on their own, runaway youth or youth kicked out

    The McKinney-Vento Act addresses educational challenges created by being in transition and guarantees students the right to enroll, attend, and succeed in school. 

    The federal legislation is also included in Wake County Public School System's school board policies: 6200R&P, 6201, 6201R&P, 7105 and 7160.

    For more information about the Mckinney-Vento Act please click here.

    Athens Drive School Liasion: Paige Burnette

    pburnette@wcpss.net or 919-233-4050 ext: 24900