THE McKINNEY-VENTO ACT SERVICES
HOTEL or SHELTER?
If so, your student(s) and family may be eligible for McKinney-Vento Services.
McKinney-Vento (MKV) is a program to assist students and their families who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. If your family is living on the streets, having to live with another family, or in a hotel or shelter, you are entitled to McKinney-Vento services.
You have the right to:
Receive the free, appropriate public education
Be enrolled in school immediately, even if you lack normal enrollment documentation. Your student can attend classes while the school gathers the needed information
Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this
Receive assistance with school supplies and payment for school field trips
For Shepard IB Magnet Middle School Students, contact Ms. Gidney-Cole at (919) 560-3938 at extension 38234.
OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES:
DPS McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Coordinator at 808 Bacon Street Durham, NC 27703 (919)560-2917
Department of Social Services https://www.dconc.gov/county-departments/departments-f-z/socialservices
Housing for New Hope https://housingfornewhope.org/
Request for Shelter Bed https://www.durhamcoc.org/coordinated-entry-intake.html