Moore County's McKinney Vento Legislation/Homeless page

McKinney Vento Legislation/Homeless

McKinney-Vento is a piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in U.S. public schools. It was reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act in January 2002. This legislation has been summarized in an a document available for download, while the complete legislation can be found in another document.

Students deemed homeless have specific rights in a school setting. Each school has a designated staff person, usually a school social worker, who works to explore the family and student needs, based on their current situation. They will work towards verification of family needs, while providing them evidence of their rights and referring to appropriate agencies.

The National Center for Homeless Education at the SERVE Center (at UNC-Greensboro) provides state-wide assistance and guidance to schools through a contract with the Department of Public Instruction.

Moore County Schools' Homeless Liaison is Casey Saunders. She can be reached at 910.947.2342. The State Coordinator for Homeless Education is Lisa Phillips. She can be reached at 336.315.7491.

Homeless Counts for Moore County Schools:
2014-2015= 359
2015-2016= 352
2016-2017= 373

Below you will find additional information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Definition of McKinney- Vento Act
Defining Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Parent/Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Rights under KcKinney-Vento

For more information on the McKinney-Vento Act please visit

  • Moore County Schools
  • 5277 Hwy. 15-501 South, Carthage, NC 28327
  • 910-947-2976
  • 910-947-3011
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