• McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

    In 1987, Congress passed the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, (subsequently renamed the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act) to aid homeless persons. The Act defines the term "homeless children and youths" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was enacted, amending McKinney-Vento.

    Under the Pennsylvania Education for Homeless Children and Youth State Plan, homeless children are defined as “children living with a parent in a domestic violence shelter; runaway children and children, and youth who have been abandoned or forced out of their home by parents or other caretakers; and school-aged parents living in houses for school-aged parents if they have no other available living accommodations.”

    Homeless Student Resources

    Welcome to Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH)

    Information for School-Age Youth - English version

    Information for School-Age Youth- Spanish version

    Basic Education Circular


    SGASD Homeless Student Liaison & Fostering Connections Coordinator:

    Dr. Michelle Ludwig
    717-225-4731 X3016