The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a piece of federal legislation that addresses the education of children and youth in homeless situations. This federal law entitles children who are homeless to a free, appropriate public education and requires schools to remove barriers to enrollment, attendance, and success in schools. Edgecombe County Public Schools provides services that include immediate enrollment, a school selection that promotes stability, and other supports.


This Act protects all students who do not have a fixed, regular, and adequate residence, such as students living in the following situations:

· doubled-up housing with other families or friends due to hardship

· runaway youth

· hotels or motels

· shelters

· cars, abandoned buildings, the street, or other public spaces

· campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes

· abandoned in a hospital


To obtain more information about services provided to homeless youth and how to access services, please contact: Charlene Pittman: [email protected] Parent/Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Rights (English): Parent/Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Rights (Española):