The Everett Public Schools KIT (Kids In Transition) program implements the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act of 1987 provides support for homeless children and youth to continue their education without interruption or barriers. If your family is homeless, or if you are in a temporary living situation due to economic circumstances, your preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights or protections under federal law.
A child or youth is considered homeless and qualifies for services when he or she lacks a nighttime residence that is fixed, regular, or adequate.
This may include the following:
Sharing housing due to economic hardship, loss of housing, or a similar reason.
Living in motels, campgrounds, trailer parks, or similar locations due to lack of alternative, adequate accommodations.
Transitional housing and emergency shelters.
Abandoned in hospitals or awaiting foster-care placement.
Cars, train stations, public spaces, parks, abandoned buildings, and other substandard housing.
Migrant children, runaways, throwaways (children whose parent will not permit them to live at home).
Unaccompanied youth who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.
Cynthia Jones, Ed. D, Director, Categorical Programs
Amy Perusse, McKinney-Vento (KIT) Facilitator