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What is the Mc Kinney-Vento Act?
If you lose your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.
Rights of students in homeless situations :
  • Go to school, no matter where they live and how long they have lived there.
  • Attend either local school or school of origin, if this is in the child's best interest.
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if missing records and documents normally required for enrollment.
  • Enroll, attend classes, and participate in school activities while the school gathers records.
  • Attend school with students not experiencing homelessness; a school can not segregate a student due to homelessness. 
  • Receive information and services to support student success.
Whom do I contact to help if I need assistance?
Every school has a homeless  education liaison. This person can assist you with enrollment and support services for your student(s).
Contact Lake Ridge New Tech Schools Liaison, Mrs. Sandi Sweeney if you have questions or need guidance. 219-989-7820

6111 West Ridge Road | Gary, IN 46408 | Ph: 219-838-1819 | Fx: 219-989-7802