August 11, 2017


The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program, authorized under the Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Act, was reauthorized in Dec. 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school with a strong emphasis on the importance of school stability for homeless children and youths. Changing schools multiple times significantly impedes a student’s academic and social growth. Therefore, the McKinney-Vento Act calls for school districts to maintain students in their school of origin to promote school stability and greater educational outcomes overall, unless it is not in the student’s best interest.

For more Information concerning the McKinney-Vento Act, please click the link below.
McKinney-Vento Act

Right to Dispute

Further Information Concerning Homeless

Further Services Offered:

Further services offered can be discussed through a principal within the school district, the homeless liaison, or the district’s Social Worker.

If you have any questions about McKinney-Vento or assistance for Homeless children and youth in Jackson County Schools, please contact our Homeless Liaison using the
contact information listed below.

Contact Info for Liaison:

Charlene Finch
Jackson County Board of Education
Phone: 931.268.0268