McKinney-Vento (Homeless Student Assistance)
The Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program, authorized under the Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Act, was reauthorized in Dec. 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school with a strong emphasis on the importance of school stability for homeless children and youths. Changing schools multiple times significantly impedes a student’s academic and social growth. Therefore, the McKinney-Vento Act calls for school districts to maintain students in their school of origin to promote school stability and greater educational outcomes overall, unless it is not in the student’s best interest.
Contact the McKinney-Vento Department:
Coordinator of School Counseling
Wilson County Schools
Administrative and Training Complex
415 Harding Drive
(615) 444-3282, ext. 7517