Homeless Student Services

McKinney-Vento Assistance Act

If you live in any of the following situations, you MAY qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act;

  • In a shelter
  • In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

Eligible students have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents
  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin if that is their preference
    *If the school district believes the school selected to not be in the best interest of the student, the district must provide the student and/or parent with written explanation of their position and inform the student/parent/guardian or his/her right to appeal its decision.
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the student's needs.

If you believe you may be eligible, contact the District's Liaison, building secretary, or building counselor to find out what services and supports may be available.

District Homeless Liaison
Deenia Hocker, Ed.S.
Director of Student Services
211 E. Wimer Street
Knob Noster, MO 65336
(660) 563-5597
 [email protected]

Homeless Student Information

Written Notice of Decision-Dispute Form for Family

Written Notice of Decision-Dispute Form for School