Homeless McKinney-Vento

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program is to ensure that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education available to other children; and to help them graduate ready for careers, college, and community.

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About Our McKinney-Vento Program:

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program and Title I Part A provide students experiencing homelessness with protections and services to ensure they can enroll in and attend school, complete their high school education, and continue on to higher education – their best hope of avoiding poverty and homelessness as adults. The “Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015,” (ESSA), strengthens and improves these programs and the education of over 1.3 million children and youth experiencing homelessness, from early childhood through high school graduation.

Who Qualifies for the McKinney-Vento Program:

The law defines a homeless student or youth as any of the following:

  • A child or youth without a fixed, regular, and adequate residence
  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home or can't afford a home
  • Staying in a hotel or motel
  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter
  • Staying in substandard housing
  • Living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building or bus or train station
  • Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
  • Abandoned in a hospital; or living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter

Grant Reporting

McKinney-Vento programs require External LinkGrant Reporting for transparency.

More Information

Visit the External LinkDepartment of Education for more information regarding the McKinney-Vento program.

Contact a Local Liaison

The following are designated liaisons from the districts covered by our McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Grant:

Name
District
Phone
Aldrich, Julie
Big Rapids
231-796-7651
Biller, Shaina
Cadillac
231-876-5012
Chapman, Tina
Kaleva Norman Dickson
231-447-5355 x2205
Hagen, Gina
Onekema
231-889-5521
Harless, Sarah
Bear Lake
231-864-3133
Hawley, Dawn
Chippewa Hills
989-967-8150
Helsel, Holly
Lake City
231-839-2665
Howe, Becky
McBain
231-825-2412
Johnson, Amy
Manistee ISD
231-723-6205
Kielen, Rebecca
Casman Academy
231-723-4981 x1403
Kowatch, Amber
Manistee
231-398-3778
Lenahan, Sue
Big Rapids
231-796-9965
McIsaac, Brooke
Manistee ISD
231-723-6205
Moorman, Mary
Highpoint Virtual Academy (Mesick)
855-337-8243 x7002
Prudhomme-Smith, Kendra
Evart
231-734-4155
Rasmussen, Johanna
Mesick
231-885-1201 x3402
Roy, Karen
MOISD
231-592-9605 x2022
Shively, Molly
Wexford-Missaukee ISD
231-876-2287
Sicoli, Barbara
Pine River
231-768-4481
Sutten, Stacie
Marion
231-743-2836 xopt. 2
Vanvoorst, Shelly
Casman Academy
231-723-4981 x1401
Wallin, Elizabeth
Manton
231-9208504
Wing, Karen
Morley Stanwood
231-856-4550
Wirth-Decker, Amy
Reed City
231-832-6174
Woodward, Lori
Crossroads Charter Academy
231-598-2765