The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless. The Florida McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth face while enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. Homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment.
The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act states that children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are considered homeless.
Title IX, Part A - Florida McKinney-Vento Program ensures children and youth experiencing homelessness are identified, enrolled in, attending, and succeeding in school. Children and youth served under McKinney-Vento must have access to educational and other services needed to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.
Funds within this program may be used to offer tutoring, supplemental instruction, and other educational services, including mentoring and summer programs; referrals to medical, dental, mental, and other health services; and parental engagement activities, among many others.
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