Answer: Yes, you are correct! The McKinney-Vento Act is clear that immediate enrollment is required for McKinney-Vento students, even if the students are not up to date on immunizations. 42 USC 11432(g)(3)(C)(i)(I). As a liaison, you would work with the family and school to help the children get immunized as soon as possible.
We currently have a McKinney-Vento family who has been enrolled in school, but told by the school that students cannot attend because they are not up to date on immunizations. My understanding is that ‘enroll’ means the student is permitted to attend class and participate fully in school activities. Am I correct?
Sep 9, 2019 | Q and A