ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Project HELP assists “homeless” students in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District to ensure they attend school regularly.
WHAT IS McKINNEY VENTO
The McKinney Vento Act offers provisions for individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. They include:
- Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals
- Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
- Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
- Migratory children who qualify as homeless
- Multiple families living under one roof due to economic hardship, incarceration or a similar reason
- Inconsistent living arrangements
- Substandard housing
- Living in a hotel, motel, shelter, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
- Living in a public or private place not designed for regular sleeping accommodation for human beings such as a car, abandoned buildings, etc.
Please review the follow flowcharts for help in determining if a student is eligible for McKinney Vento services:
- School uniforms
- School supplies
- Personal hygiene supplies
- Right to immediate school enrollment even when records not present
- Right to remain in the school of origin, if in the student’s best interest
- Right to receive transportation to and from the school of origin
- Right to receive support for academic success
HOW TO ENROLL:
To enroll in Project HELP, please complete the following form and return to our office.