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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

Homeless Student's Educational Rights

The McKinney-Vento Act provides certain rights for homeless students. They include waiving certain requirements such as proof of residency when students are enrolling and allowing categorical eligibility for certain services, such as free textbooks. 

The Act also states:

  • Homeless students may attend their school of origin or the school where they are temporarily
  • Homeless students must be provided a written statement of their rights when they enroll and at least two times per  
  • Homeless students may enroll without school, medical, or similar records.
  • Homeless students have a right to transportation to
  • Students must be provided a statement explaining why they are denied any service or
  • Students must receive services, such as transportation, while disputes are being
  • Students are automatically eligible for Title I services.
  • Aaron Hoopingarner is the homeless liaison for Yorktown Community Schools. He can be contacted directly at (765) 759-2709
IDOE's Homeless Children and Youth Website:
Other Resources for Assistance

If you need immediate Assistance contact the 211 Helpline 1-866-211-9966


In Delaware County, you may contact:


Mt. Pleasant Township Trustee: 765-722-4086
Delaware County Trustee: 765-288-8876
YMCA for Women: 765-284-3345
Christian Ministries: 765-288-0601
A Better Way: 765-288-4357
Family and Social Services Administration: (800) 403-0864


Indiana State Coordinators:

Flora Jones

Director of Student Pathways & Opportunites


Charlie Gibson

Homeless Education Specialist



[email protected]



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