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Homeless McKinney-Vento Program


The Fulton County Schools Homeless McKinney-Vento Program ensures every student experiencing homelessness has access to education,stability, and opportunities for academic success and overall well-being.



The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal act designed to keep homeless students in school. This law addresses the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school.

If the child:

  • lives in a shelter
  • shares housing with relatives or others due to loss of housing or cannot afford housing
  • lives in a campground, car, abandoned building, or other inadequate shelter
  • does not have a permanent address and/or permanent housing
  • lives on the street
  • if they are an unaccompanied youth in a homeless situation


The child has the right to:

  • Immediately enroll and attend school without having health and school records with you
  • enroll in school where they are living or the school attended when permanently housed... if in the child's best interest
  • receive transportation to and from school of origin
  • participate in school related activities and receive other needed services
  • utilize dispute resolution process if you have a grievance


***McKinney Vento status is re-verified each school year***

Enrollment in the McKinney Vento Program is valid from the time the McKinney Vento Application is completed and submitted, and accepted.


For more information on how we can be of assistance
to your child's enrollment and school needs,
please contact TMSA's Social Worker, [email protected], for assistance.