Answer: All students in foster care/state custody are covered by the Title I, Part A provisions that provide them with immediate enrollment and school stability. They are not covered by the McKinney-Vento Act. We have more information about the Title I, Part A protections for students in foster care, including the provisions for transportation to the school of origin, on our website.
Can a student be in foster care/state custody and be McKinney-Vento eligible? We have students placed in foster homes that would be considered “substandard,” a student on a trial run with a parent in a homeless shelter, and students in state custody who are being moved to a new foster home after the previous home was damaged.
Mar 6, 2019 | Q and A