• On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. A letter from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson is forthcoming with more information.

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. Próximamente se enviará una carta de la Dra. Monica Goldson, directora ejecutiva, con más información.

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020. Une lettre de la Directrice exécutive, Dr Monica Goldson, suivra avec plus d'informations.

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    The McKinney Vento Act

     Who is a Homeless Student?

    A child who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The child may live in a shelter, a motel, a car, a campground, or on the street. Homeless children may be “doubled-up” with relatives or friends due to a loss of housing, natural disaster, or economic hardship.

    The McKinney-Vento Act

    If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, on the street, or doubled-up with family or friends, your child may be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney Vento Act.

    Children's Rights Under McKinney-Vento

    Students have the right to: Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there; Attend either the local school or the school of origin; Receive transportation to and from the school of origin; Enroll in school immediately, even if missing records normally required for enrollment, such as birth certificate, proof of residence, previous school records, or immunization records.

    Unaccompanied Youth

    A student is considered an unaccompanied homeless youth if he or she is under the age of 18, experiencing homelessness, and not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. Unaccompanied homeless youth are protected under the McKinney-Vento Act and entitled to the above listed rights.


     McKinney Vento Program (Homeless Children and Youth) - Administrative Procedures:

    Administrative Procedure 5010 - School Access and Services

    Administrative Procedure 5010.1 - Staff Responsibilities