Homeless Education

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

Every Student Succeeds Act

Summary of Major Amendments on Homelessness and Foster Care

Other Resources

Michigan Department of Education Homeless Webpage

National Center for Homeless Education

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

2018-19 School District Homeless Education Liaisons

2018-19 School District Foster Care Education Liaisons

Need more information?  Navigate to the Homeless Education LiveBinder to access local, state, and national resources, district forms, college resources, human trafficking resources, etc.  

Foster Care

Parent Information

Contact Information:
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
Stacey Sills, McKinney-Vento Regional Grant Coordinator
13565 Port Sheldon Street
Holland, MI 49424
616-738-8940 ext. 4111
Email address: ssills@oaisd.org 

Michigan Department of Education
Pam Kies-Lowe, State Coordinator for Homeless Education/Homeless Education Consultant
Michigan Department of Education
Office of Educational Supports
517-241-6970
Email address: kies-lowep@michigan.gov

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