Westview School Corporation provides services to students and families experiencing homelessness in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act. The McKinney-Vento Act ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless students.
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless as: an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence; any displaced child or youth who is residing temporarily with family or friends due to economic hardship or loss of housing; or is living in a shelter, motel or campgrounds; or is couch surfing.
Children and youth in transition who fit the McKinney-Vento definition have certain rights, including:
- Immediate enrollment, even if they lack the documents needed at the time of enrollment.
- Free meals and textbooks.
- Assistance with retrieval of immunization records and birth certificates
- Transportation to and from the school of origin.
- Referrals to community resources (i.e., counseling, medical, dental and mental health referrals).
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) verification letters.
- Participation in before- and after-school programs.
- School uniforms and school supplies.
- Cap and gowns for graduating seniors.
In transition? Unstable housing situation? Westview School Corporation will connect you with resources to keep your academic success on track. Please contact:
McKinney-Vento District Liaison:
McKinney-Vento Resources: https://www.doe.in.gov/elme/indiana-education-homeless-children-youth-inehcy
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