McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program is a federally-funded grant program and serves under Richmond Public Schools Department of Student and Family Services. This program adheres to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness have full and equal access to an appropriate public education and experience.
In conjunction with shelters in the region, the program ensures that children and youth are identified by school personnel, community agencies and community members. In addition to receiving educational services, for which students are eligible, students and families experiencing homelessness are provided with case management, transportation services, school supplies, infant/toddler resources, parenting resources, and additional services and resources.
To ensure the fair and equal treatment of homeless children attending Richmond Public Schools, and in accordance with Federal law regarding The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, RPS has developed the following Homeless Education Policy.