Answer: The McKinney-Vento Act applies to public schools, including public charter schools. It does not apply to private or parochial schools, so the homelessness requirements on identification, enrollment, etc. do not apply. However, there is a Title IA reservation of funds for non-public schools, so homeless children attending non-public schools should receive services through that source.
Are non-public schools, i.e. charter and parochial schools, required to identify, enroll and report students experiencing homelessness?
Sep 18, 2017 | Q and A