Oregon Department of Education
Homeless Education Program � McKinney-Vento Act
ESEA - Grant/Program Info
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.
District Liaison Contacts
Phone contacts for each Oregon School District.
Laws & Guidance
Links to federal and state laws, and federal guidance on the McKinney-Vento Act, Education of Homeless Children & Youth Program.
U.S. Department of Education Non-Regulatory Guidance
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Program Brief on Homeless Education
McKinney-Vento Act Definitions
Oregon LEA Program Compliance
These documents describe the ways Oregon LEAs are advised to maintain federal compliance with McKinney-Vento, within the procedures and consolidated documents that ODE requires from LEAs.
Oregon Administrative Rule 333-050-0040
- School Immunizations and Homeless Students
Immunization Protocols and Records for Homeless Students
Use of Title IA Set-Asides for Homeless Students
ODE Guidance: 2014-15
McKinney-Vento Posters and Links
Resources and Links: Includes the main national association links that provide information on program implementation, FAQs, training and other resources that may help LEAs manage local homeless student education programs. If your Oregon LEA has a particular intake form, training manual or program method that should be considered for a link on this page, please email the document to
NCHE Parent Poster
Sample Poster: Information for Parents
NCHE Youth Poster
U.S. Department of Education, Education of Homeless Children and Youth Programs
McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
National Center for Homeless Education
NCHE provides research, resources, and information including toolkits and briefs for District Homeless Liaisons and State Coordinators.
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
The mission of NLCHP is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
NAEHCY is a national membership organization for State Coordinators, District Liaisons and other homeless education advocates.
Homeless Student Data
Regarding ALL data posted in this section:
The district count data has been suppressed for counts of 1 to 5 students to protect confidentiality. State totals are unduplicated, while district counts may include students who were identified in more than one district.
2014 - 2015 Homeless Student Data
News Release on 2014 - 15 Data
K-12 Homeless Student Counts by Living Situation
Homeless Student Percentages by District
State Totals - 3 Years
Student Homelessness in Oregon: 2014-15
2013-14 Homeless Student Data
November 2014 News Release on 2013-14 Data
K-12 Homeless Student Counts by Living Situation 05/20/2015 (25.31 KB)
Homeless Counts by District
Homeless Percentages by District
Student Homelessness in Oregon
2012-13 Homeless Student Data
Homeless Student Count - Night time residence, 2012 - 13
Homeless - % of District Enrollment, 2012 - 13
News Release November, 2013, Regarding 2012-13 District Data
District Data Collection Requirements
Definitions for Data Collection - Homeless
Link to ODE District Homeless Data Collection & User Guide
Federal Systems - Ed. Specialist, Homeless
Federal Systems - Office Specialist