McKinney-Vento: Homeless Education

Homeless Education Information

For additional information, please contact the school counselor at your child's school or:
Angela Simmons - HPS Homeless Liaison
Hickory Public Schools
432 4th Av SW
Hickory, NC  28602
Phone:  (828) 322-2855 ext 242
Email:  simmonsan@hickoryschools.net 

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Who Qualifies for McKinney-Vento Services?
The term "homeless children and youth" -- (A) means individual who lack a regular, fixed, and adequate nighttime residents; and, (B) includes the following:
*children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to the 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 accommodations;
*are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals 
*children and youth 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 youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
*migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described above

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