Friday, June 26, 2009

Homeless and the McKinney Vento Act

We are getting some inquiries concerning the rights of homeless students to receive a free public education in conjunction with our ongoing coverage of Dr. Weast's decision to not enroll a student who is a US Citizen, has a court appointed legal guardian, but whose birth parents currently reside in Thailand.

The law that protects students who are homeless is the McKinney Vento Act.

Here is a poster from the National Center for Homeless Education:




Another law MCPS chooses to ignore.

1 comment:

  1. I am not clear on the connection between the law and MCPS. Magnet Mom, coud you explain the connection? From what I understand, MCPS is not obligated to follow the law, including this so-called "McKinney Vento Act." Thanks.

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