Answer: It does not sound like this family qualifies for McKinney-Vento services. This situation does not sound like a lack of fixed, adequate, and regular housing. Rather, the mother is leaving her housing temporarily to care for a relative. As a result, the child is not staying with others due to a loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason. Although temporary, it is a planned change in housing for personal reasons, and the family still maintains their fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
A parent is planning to leave the country mid-January for about one month to help with a sick relative overseas. She has made arrangements with another family outside of our district for her son to live with during this time. Does this student qualify for McKinney-Vento services?
Feb 19, 2019 | Q and A