The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, including preschool education as non-homeless children and youth.
State and local educational agencies are required to develop, review and revise policies to remove barriers to the enrollment, attendance and success in school that homeless children and youth may experience. Local educational agencies must also provide homeless children and youth with the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and state student performance standards to which all students are held.
Tom Dannis, Coordinator
Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 404
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-4161 Phone
(614) 752-1622 FAX
Links of Interest
Title 1 and Homeless links to CCIP Document Library (open tab for Consolidated Funding Application
COHHIO Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
Help Me Grow Health and developmental services for children
Interagency Council on Homelessness and Affordable Housing
NAEHCY National Association for Education of Homeless Children and Youth
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Medicaid Toolkit
SERVE Improving Learning through Research and Development
McKinney - Vento Homeless Assistance Act 2002
United States Department of Education Guidance for McKinney-Vento Act
Dispute Resolution Policy
Frequently Asked Questions
Other ResourcesThe LAU Resource Center for English as a Second Language (ESL) Bilingual and Multicultural Education - Search keyword LAU Resource Center in the box in the upper right area of this page.