McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, students and families identified as homeless are federally entitled to certain rights and protections. In SY 2011-2012, approximately 6.5% of the student population was identified as qualifying for services. The Navigators’ Center works with the school community and identified families to ensure the proper supports are in place and accessible. The Center is very proud of the close relationships and trust built with these members of our school community and is delighted to offer them a safe place to turn whenever they are in need.
Policy & Procedures
McKinney-Vento the families are referred directly to the Navigators’ Center at the time of registration. This information is based on their answer to the eligibility form that is attached to the SIS enrollment form. The Center Coordinator will then sit with the family to complete the MVA process of qualification and approval. The Center Coordinator also explains to them their rights under the MVA Act and informs them of the programs offered here as well as our school store, volunteer program, uniforms, ID's etc.
The families that are based at any of the homeless shelters are immediately notified by their case management workers that the Center Coordinator is requesting a meeting with each family to complete the MVA Packet.
[Kahikolu is the only shelter with no direct contact person. The Center works closely with the family services coordinator to complete this process.]
The MVA process for each school is different depending on the schools needs. At Kamaile, we prefer to meet with all MVA-qualifying families to get a clear picture of their situation so that we may be able to provide the services needed under MVA.