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Homeless Education Program - McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program, ensures that homeless children and youth are provided a free, appropriate public education, despite lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian. The state public school admission statute assuring the right of homeless and other children and youth in similar circumstances to enroll in schools is ORS 399.115(7).

Every school district in Oregon has at least one designated Homeless Student Liaison to provide direct assistance to homeless families and unaccompanied youths to access and achieve in school. To reach a district liaison, contact the district’s administrative office, or the state Homeless Education Program office.

Laws & Guidance

Links to federal and state laws, and federal guidance on the McKinney-Vento Act, Education of Homeless Children & Youth Program.

McKinney-Vento Resources

McKinney-Vento Posters and Links New

Links to the National Center on Homeless Education and other organizations providing technical assistance on education of homeless children and youth.

Homeless Student Data New

Data collection results, district requirements.

Best Practices

Links to articles, websites and popular guidance documents on best practices for providing services for homeless children and youth.

Oregon LEA Program Compliance

Oregon Homeless Education Program information on compliance with state and federal laws.

District Liaison Contacts

Phone contacts for each Oregon School District.


  • Dona Bolt Email    (503) 947-5781
    Federal Systems - Ed. Specialist, Homeless
  • Stacie Ankrum Email    (503) 947-5633
    Federal Systems - Office Specialist

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