The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act is the primary federal (U.S.) law dealing with the education of children and youth in homeless situations. The McKinney-Vento Act protects the right of homeless children and youth to get to, stay in, and be successful in school while they or their families are homeless.
The law focuses on maintaining school stability and school access and providing support for academic success for homeless kids. The law also requires schools and states to use child-centered, best-interest decision making when working with homeless children and their families to choose a homeless child's school, services, and other needed resources.
Designated facility and LEA representatives should have access to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Homeless Education Program TEAMS platform. In order to gain access, representatives need to be provided access through the NDDPI program administrator. If you do not have access, please contact the program administrator. This site houses all necessary documents for district liaisons and administrative staff for the Homeless Education Program.