If you live in any of the following situations:

  • In a Shelter
  • In a Motel or campground due to lack of accommodation
  • In a car, park, or abandoned building
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • You may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) (McKinney-Vento Act).  The McKinney-Vento Act was initially authorized in 1987 and most recently reauthorized on December 10th, 2016 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The McKinney-Vento Act addresses the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, State educational agencies (SEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschool education, as other children and youths. Homeless children and youths must have access to the educational and related services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State academic standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. SEAs and local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as barriers to the identification, enrollment, attendance, or success in schools of homeless children and youths.

The Homeless Liaison for the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation is:

Robin LeClaire
Student Services Director
110 W. North Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
(317 462-4434

IDOE state coordinators’ contact information:

Flora Jones, Director of Student Pathways & Opportunities and Charie Gibson, Homeless Education Specialist,