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McKinney-Vento Act (Homeless Support Services)

Every Child Has a Right to an Education

Homeless children and youth must have equal access to educational and other The McKinney-Vento Program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, the SCDE must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.

Homeless children and youth must have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment based solely on the fact that they are experiencing homelessness.

Every school district is required to have a trained, local homeless education liaison to identify and assist families with enrolling and fully participating in school. If you need assistance, please contact your School Social Worker.

If you need additional assistance, you may contact the district’s McKinney-Vento Liaison Andrea R. Murray via email at andrea.murray@beaufort.k12.sc.us or by phone at 843-379-7807.

Please help us to identify those students who qualify for this help by completing the BCSD McKinney-Vento Act Identification Form