McKinney Vento Homeless Education Act
Pickford Public School Mckinney-Vento Liaison:
Jessica Tibbitts, Counselor
Mckinney-Vento......What is it?
The McKinney-Vento law was written to protect the educational rights of children experiencing a transition in their housing situation (including foreclosure events).
If you are experiencing a transitional housing situation, please be sure to inform the McKinney-Vento liaison to ensure that appropriate programs and services are put into place for you or your children. If you have siblings or children not enrolled with Pickford Public Schools, they may also qualify for programs and/or services. We are unable to provide assistance if we are not aware of your situation and/or your concerns.
A child may qualify if he/she is living in any of the following situations:
In a shelter or a transitional housing program
In a motel or campground due to lack of an alternate adequate accommodation
In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship
Recently placed in a foster home (within the past six months)
Has run away or otherwise is not accompanied by a legal parent or guardian
Eligible Students have the right to:
Receive a free, appropriate public education
Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents
Enroll in the local school or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is their preference and is feasible. * If the school district believes that the school selected is not in the student’s best interest, then the district must provide the student with a written explanation of its position and inform the student of his/her right to appeal its decision.
Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested.
Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the students’ needs.
Students qualifying for McKinney-Vento support may qualify for the following programs and/or services:
0-3 year old services
Great Start Program
Gifted & Talented
Free School Meals
Local Support Services
Department of Human Services
463 E. 3 Mile Road; Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Diane Peppler Resource Center
PO Box 698; Sault Ste. Marie MI
Sault Tribe Anishnaabek Community & Family Services
Cedar Post Food Pantry & Thrift Shop
King St., Cedarville
Chippewa County Health Department
508 Ashmun, Suite; 120 Sault Ste Marie, MI
EUP Community Dispute Resolution Center
PO Box 505; Sault Ste. Marie, MI