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HOMELESSNESS ASSISTANCE

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:

Mim Smith

260-768-7717

smithm@westview.k12.in.us

Westview School Corporation McKinney-Vento District Plan including:

Enrollment Form and Residency Questionnaire

Notice of Right to Appeal

Dispute Resolution Form

RESOURCES

McKinney-Vento Resources: https://www.doe.in.gov/elme/indiana-education-homeless-children-youth-inehcy

Indiana 211 Partnership (IN211) provides comprehensive information & referrals services to Hoosiers in all 92 counties. Dial 2-1-1 for information.