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Transitions Program

McKinney-Vento Education Act

Student Information








Are you a student that qualifies for services?


If you temporarily live:

  • in a shelter, transitional shelter, motel campground, abandoned in a hospital, or awaiting foster care,
  • in a car, park, public place, bus, train or abandoned building,
  • in doubled up situations with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing., or
  • with an adult who is not a parent or guardian, or with your friends


What are your rights based on this law?

  • Immediate enrollment even if you don’t have required documents like ID, proof of address, immunizations, birth certificate, social security card and other items.
  • School selection
  • Transportation services
  • Cannot be separated from the general population of students due to their housing situation.


School Enrollment:

  •  You must be enrolled within two days even if documentation is not available.


School Selection:


       You have the right to school selection.  You may choose from the following:

  1. The school that you attended before you lost your home or the last school you were enrolled (school of origin); or
  2. The school in which you are temporarily residing.


Enrollment Dispute:


  • If your decision of school enrollment/selection is not granted, you may initiate the dispute resolution process.
  • You must be provided with a written explanation by the campus of the school’s decision (F1-J), including the right to appeal.  You must be referred to the Transitions Program for assistance.
  • Pending the resolution of the dispute, you  must be immediately enrolled to the school in which you are seeking enrollment
  • If you are an unaccompanied  youth (not living with parent or guardian), the same dispute process is applicable.




  • Students who are eligible for transportation are those that live 2 or more miles away from the school of origin.
  • VIA bus tickets will be provided to you for school attendance until the school bus schedule is available.
  • VIA semester passes are available to you if you are able to navigate the metro system on your own.


Important Information:

  • Each campus has a Contact Person who can provide assistance to all eligible students.
  • If you are an unaccompanied youth (not living with a parent or guardian) you can enroll yourself.