The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized by Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, ensures educational rights, and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
The act guarantees homeless children and youths the following services:
-the right to immediate enrollment in school, even if lacking appropriate paperwork for registration.
-the right to continue to attend the school in which you were last enrolled, even if you have moved away from that school's attendance zone or district;
-the right to receive transportation from your current residence back to your school of origin.
-the right to qualify automatically for Child Nutrition Program (Free and Reduced-Price Lunch and other district food programs);
-the right to participate fully in all school activities and programs for which you are eligible.
-the right to attend school with children not experiencing homelessness.