The McKinney-Vento Act in Cabarrus County SchoolsThe McKinney-Vento Act was the first Federal legislation to deal with homelessness. It was first signed into law in 1987 by President Reagan and represents the work of the 100th Congress. McKinney-Vento has been re-authorized through the Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law by President Obama in December of 2015.The McKinney-Vento Act supports homeless students’ rights to remain at, get to and succeed in school. The act recognizes that school can be a source of stability for students whose lives may be chaotic or transient.
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Please direct all questions about elgibility and services to:
Cabarrus County Schools, McKinney-Vento Liaison: Amanda Smith
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 704-260-5685
Additional McKinney-Vento information and homeless data:
NC Homeless Education Program-Lisa Phillips, State Coordinator
NCHEP "About" web page: Historical DataIf you believe you may be eligible, please ask your school's office staff how to contact your school social worker or school counselor and let them know you are interested in completing a McKinney-Vento application. If you are unable to contact any of the above school staff please contact Amanda Smith, McKinney-Vento Local Liaison at 704.260.5685 or e-mail email@example.com.
McKinney-Vento Notification of Rights and Expectations
Notes on Rights and Expectations for
Parents of McKinney-Vento Eligible Students and Unaccompanied Youth
Students determined to be eligible through the McKinney-Vento Act have the right to:
· Receive the free, appropriate public education to which they are entitled
· Be enrolled in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
· Be enrolled in school and attend classes while school staff gathers needed documents
· Enroll in the school where you are currently residing or attend the school of origin if
that is preferable and is in the student's best interest
· Receive a written explanation of any determination that remaining at the school of origin is not
in the studetn's best interest including a notification of your right to appeal the decision
· Receive transportation to and from the school of origin if requested and in the student's interest
· Receive educational services comparable to these provided to all other students, according to
your child’s needs
· Receive free lunch and breakfast through the Child Nutrition Program
You are expected to:
· Notify school social work staff of any changes in your living circumstances before or immediately
after the move
· Contact social work staff with any times when you will NOT be using transportation services for a
period of three days or more
· Be available for reviews of service needs and eligibility status with school social work staff, these will
occur at least annually (during the Spring), at the time of any change in placement or as indicated by
the school counselor or student services staff
Please note that McKinney-Vento eligibility covers the current school year. In some circumstances
cases are continued to the next school year upon the review of a school social worker or student
services staff member. In those cases where such a change occurs during the school year
the student can continue enrollment in their current school as long as such continuation remains in the
For questions please contact Amanda Smith at 704.260.5685 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial Contact Form
To complete an application for McKinney-Vento eligibility please contact your child's school and ask to speak with the school social worker.
Cabarrus County Schools Number of McKinney-Vento Students by Year
CCS Staff: Professional Development Request
Compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act is the law. It is also what we know is in the best interest of students.
Sometimes staff want to know more about how to support our students in transition.
Training webinars and videos are available at the NCHEP site by clicking here.
CCS Staff: McKinney-Vento Bus Supervisor Information
CCS School Staff: School Nurses and McKinney-Vento
Immunization InformationThis is a quick update to remind you all that if a student does not have immunizations and is McKinney-Vento eligible we do not suspend at the 30 day mark, Instead, we must facilitate and refer the family in obtaining the immunizations. If the family cannot pay for immunizations or lacks transportation please contact email@example.com or call 704.260.5685.Thank you all for the great work you do to support our students and families!