McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Act ensures educational rights and protection for youth and children experiencing homelessness.

Who is considered homeless?

Anyone who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence is considered homeless. You qualify if you are:

  • sharing housing with others due to loss of housing, economic hardship or another similar reason
  • living in hotels, motels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • abandoned in hospitals/ unaccompanied youth
  • awaiting foster care placement
  • living in a public/private place not designed for humans to live
  • living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations
  • migratory children

Services Provided by Newport News Public Schools

If a student is found eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Act, the school district provides the following services:

  • Transportation for the student(s) whose address is out of school zone
  • Free meals
  • Clothing & School Supplies
  • Resources
  • What Families Need to Know - Project Hope Virginia

Parents/Guardians who think they may qualify for services under McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act should contact their school registrar or Deadre Shoates at (757) 928-6765 x.38818 or Jane Moreland at (757) 928-6765 x.38840.

Homeless Assistance

Jane Moreland
Program Administrator, Outreach Services
(757) 928-6765 x.38840

Deadre Shoates
(757) 928-6765 x.38818

McKinney-Vento Brochure

Project Hope

Who Do I Call? Resource Guide:
For Kids: (757) 587-4202  (housing and other assistance)

Community Feeding Programs

Clothing Closet: South Morrison (Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am to 1pm)

McKinney-Vento Policy and Procedures: Educational Rights, Enrollment, and Guidelines to Determine Transportation, Services, Length of Services, Enrollment, Dispute and Resolution Process