Moore County's McKinney Vento Legislation/Homeless page

McKinney Vento Legislation/Homeless

McKinney-Vento or Families In Transition (F.I.T.) 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. Every school system receiving McKinney-Vento funding must assign a McKinney Vento district liaison to assist families and assure homeless families’ rights are upheld. 
Moore County Schools District Homeless Liaison/Foster Care Point of Contact is Tambra Chamberlain. Tambra can be reached at (910) 638-6399 or via email at [email protected]. The State Coordinator for Homeless Education is Lisa Phillips. She can be reached at (336) 315-7491 or via email at [email protected]
The National Center for Homeless Education at The SERVE Center at UNC-Greensboro provides statewide assistance and guidance to schools through a contract with the Department of Public Instruction. NCHE website is  NCHEP website for further information on eligibility and rights is

Eligibility for McKinney-Vento services include families or unaccompanied youth living in the following conditions:

  • In a Homeless or Domestic Violence Shelter
  • In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, bus station, or train station
  • Doubled-up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • Living in condemned or substandard housing

Homeless Counts for Moore County Schools:

  • 2019-2020 = 273
  • 2020-2021 = 291
  • 2021-2022 = 210

Below you will find additional information and resources about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act also known as Families in Transition (F.I.T.).

McKinney- Vento Definition - National Center for Homeless Education
Defining Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Parent Resources - National Center for Homeless Education McKinney Vento
Moore County Schools Dispute Resolution Procedure
Dispute Resolution Form - Homeless Education


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