The McKinney-Vento Act states that homeless children and youth must have access to the same educational services provided to other students. Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are considered to be homeless. In determining whether or not a child or youth is homeless, the LEA should consider the living arrangements. Determinations of homelessness should be made on a case-by-case basis. Always remember what is in the best interest of the child when making decisions. - NCHE, 2007

OAISD Homeless Resources Brochure

Michigan Department of Education/Homeless

National Center for Homeless Education

Michigan Coalition Against  Homelessness

Educating Homeless Children and Youth: A Guide to Their Rights

School District Homeless Education Liaisons 2016-2017

School District Foster Care Liaisons 2016-2017 (coming soon)

Need more information?  Check out the OAISD Livebinder to access local and state resources, district forms, college resources, etc.

Contact Information:

Ottawa Area Intermediate School District

Stacey Sills, McKinney-Vento Grant Coordinator

13565 Port Sheldon Street

Holland, MI 49424

616-738-8940 ext. 4111



Michigan Department of Education

Pam Kies-Lowe, State Coordinator