Homeless Education

  • McKinney-Vento federal law

    Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, we in FCPS address the problems that homeless students face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school, and we aim to ensure that each one has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including preschool, as other children and youth. Homeless students should receive the educational and other services they need to meet the same challenging academic standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. Our objectives include:

    • Identifying and enrolling homeless students;
    • Encouraging regular attendance and continuity in school;
    • Promoting academic achievement;
    • Providing transportation to school; and
    • Keeping open the lines of communication.

    Flyer for families | Flyer in Spanish

  • Procedures

    Most students are identified for McKinney-Vento services through the registrars at the school who enrolled them, though sometimes they are identified through Family Resource Centers or Youth Services Centers (FRYSC).

    The student’s family then completes an affidavit, which is notarized at the school and sent to the district’s homeless education liaison. (Usually the only exception is when students are living at the Salvation Army or Greenhouse 17; those agencies will contact FCPS directly.) Also, Fayette's Department of Pupil Personnel alerts the liaison if FCPS imports records from another district where a student was identified as homeless.

    The student is then marked in Infinite Campus as homeless, and an email goes out to the school’s McKinney-Vento point of contact, registrar, FRYSC, social worker, and the Child Nutrition staff that the student is eligible to receive academic support and services under McKinney-Vento.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Contact

    James Hodge, homeless education liaison

    Phone: (859) 381-4207

    Location: Room 201 at central office, 701 E. Main St.