McKinney-Vento Homeless Information

The Bloomfield School District provides services to students and families experiencing homelessness in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act. The McKinney-Vento Act ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless students.

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless as: an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence. Any displaced child or youth who is residing temporarily with family or friends due to economic hardship or loss of housing; or is living in a shelter, motel or campgrounds; or is couch surfing.

Children and youth in transition who fit the McKinney-Vento definition have certain rights, including:

  • Immediate enrollment, even if they lack the documents needed at the time of enrollment.

  • Free meals and textbooks.

  • Assist with retrieval of immunization records and birth certificates.

  • Transportation to and from the school of origin.

  • Referrals to community resources (i.e., counseling, medical, dental and mental health referrals).

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) verification letters.

  • Participation in before- and after-school programs.

  • School uniforms and school supplies.

  • Cap and gowns for graduating seniors. 


McKinney-Vento Act Contacts

Deepali Jani -- djani@doe.in.gov

Indiana Department of Education, McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Coordinator

Crane, Christina -- cfcrane@bsd.k12.in.us

Bloomfield School District, McKinney-Vento Liaison



 

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