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Homeless Children & Youth

‚ÄčThe federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act ensures educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. It is designed to help expedite the school enrollment of homeless children and youth. All educational agencies must review and revise any practices or policies that may act as barriers to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth.
The Volusia County School District receives grant funding from the Florida Department of Education to assist with compliance of the McKinney-Vento Act. The grant provides funding for a district level homeless education liaison that has the primary responsibility for the implementation of the grant and coordination of all its components. 

Two informative resource guides to area/national services for the homeless, What Families Need to Know about Homelessness and Public Education and Finding Your Way have been developed and distributed to the schools in printed version (English and Spanish). 
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