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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

In compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Quaker Valley School District makes every attempt to identify all children within the District that may be experiencing homelessness.  

The term "homeless children and youth" is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.  This includes individuals:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason;

  • Living in a motel, hotel, trailer park or campground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations;

  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters;

  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations or similar settings;

  • Living in substandard housing (no running water or working utilities, infestations, etc.).

Children who are experiencing homelessness may qualify for assistance with free school lunch, school supplies/materials, tutoring, and transportation so that they can remain in their school of origin throughout the duration of their homeless episode.  

If you believe you know of families or individual students that may qualify for this service, please contact Mr. Mike Lewis, Director of Student Services at [email protected], or 412-749-3632.