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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

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.

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ACS's McKinney-Vento Liason

Cindy Gittens



State Coordinator
Lisa Phillips: (336) 316-7491

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