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Homeless Services

Homelessness and the McKinney-Vento Act

Homelessness can happen to anyone. The McKinney-Vento Act provides resources and supports for students experiencing homelessness. St. Michael-Albertville has a team of people who want to help you through this transition because we believe that every child deserves school stability. If you are dealing with homelessness or have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Every child deserves school stability.

Homeless Definition

Homelessness is defined by the McKinney-Vento Act as "One who lacks a fixed, regular, adequate, night-time residence."

This can include living:

  • In a shelter
  • In a hotel/motel
  • In a car or in a park
  • Doubling up with friends or family or 
  • "Couch surfing."

Student Bill of Rights

  • Immediate enrollment in the school of origin or the school where they currently reside.
  • Transportation to the school of origin during the school day.
  • Access to free meals, Title I, and other educational supports as necessary.

District Homeless Liaison

Amy Larkin, Ph.D.
Director of Special Services
763-497-3180 ext. 5507

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