McKinney-Vento Homeless Education ProgramThe McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program was designed to make sure all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education as children and youth who are not homeless. This includes preschool education. State and local educational agencies are required to develop, review and revise policies to remove barriers to the enrollment, attendance and success in school that homeless children and youth may experience. Local educational agencies also must provide homeless children and youth with the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and state student performance standards to which all students are held.
Other Useful Information & ContactsMcKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program Office of Student Services Indiana Dept. of Education 115 W. Washington Street South Tower, Suite 600 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Office: 317.233.3372CHIP – Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention www.chipindy.org (317) 630-0853National Cernter for Homeless Education (NCHE) nche.ed.gov (800) 308-2145National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) www.naehcy.org • (866) 862-2562National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty www.nlchp.org • (202) 638-2535SERVE Improving Learning through Research and Development www.center.serve.org/nche (800) 308-2145 (Toll-free)U.S. Department of Education www.ed.gov (800) USA-LEARN • (800) 872-5327 (Toll Free)