Alamance Community School
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The McKinney-Vento Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.) is a federal law ensuring the children and youth experiencing homelessness and the educational struggles brought about by homelessness. Children and youth experiencing homelessness are entitled to enroll, stay in, be transported to, and succeed in public school. ACS is committed to our students and families experiencing homelessness and removing their barriers and obstacles to enrollment.
The law includes students experiencing (but not limited to) these temporary living situations:
Living with a friend or relative due to a loss in housing
Living in a motel/hotel due to loss in housing or escaping domestic violence
Staying in transitional housing, emergency housing, or domestic violence shelters
Temporary living in substandard housing
Living in inadequate trailer home or campground
Living in a park, car, abandoned building or bus station
Run away youth (may or may not be staying in a homeless youth shelter)
Youth Rights | Adult Rights
Information about McKinney-Vento Eligibility
ACS McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Policy
Resources for McKinney-Vento in the state of North Carolina can be found at https://hepnc.uncg.edu/
Demographics and statistics for students experiencing homesless can be found at the following links. Due to ACS's smaller student population, we will not be publishing specific school data at this time.
To obtain more information about services provided to homeless youth and how to access services, please contact Alamance Community School's McKinney-Vento liaison.
ACS's McKinney-Vento Liason
Lisa Phillips: (336) 316-7491