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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

Shelli Pride, McKinney-Vento Liaison



As the McKinney-Vento Liaison here at RSU 16, Shelli works to provide services to the children and youth in the McKinney-Vento Program to help them overcome obstacles and barriers to receiving an education and to assist family with resources.

Going through tough times?
Is your family facing a situation that is making it hard to have a "fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence"? The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act provides students who meet this definition with certain rights when it comes to school enrollment, transportation and food service.

If your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground.
  • Sharing housing with friends or relatives because you lost your own.
  • In an abandoned building, trailer.
  • Other inadequate accommodations not generally meant for sleeping,

Please speak to your child's principal or contact the RSU 16 McKinney Vento Liaison, Shelli Pride spride@rsu16.org

More information and resources are available by clicking here.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, “McKinney-Vento,” is a federal law that requires each state to ensure that each homeless child or child of a homeless individual has access to the same education as other children, including public preschool programs.

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