The Clare, Gladwin, Midland McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium stands ready to support and educate the students experiencing homelessness in our communities.The federal law, McKinney-Vento Act, defines the term, "homeless children and youth," as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.Help is provided to children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship, living in alternative accommodations (motel, campground, car, etc.), shelters, or are awaiting foster care placement.
The educational rights under McKinney-Vento for the homeless children and youth include the right to:
Participating School Districts:
- Go to school, no matter where they live
- Continue in their school of origin, if this is in their best interest
- Receive transportation to and from the school of origin
- Enroll immediately, even if missing records, with children not experiencing homelessness
- Enroll, attend classes, and fully participate in all school activities
- Have access to free lunch and supplemental educational services (Title I)
- Academic and Career Education Academy (989-631-5202 ext. 214)
- Beaverton Rural Schools (989-246-3227)
- Bullock Creek Schools (989-832-2081)
- Clare-Gladwin RESD (989-386-8614)
- Clare Public Schools (989-386-7789)
- Coleman Community Schools (989-465-9861)
- Farwell Area Schools (989-588-9915)
- Gladwin Community Schools (989-426-9255)
- Harrison Community Schools (989-539-6902)
- Meridian Public Schools (989-687-3300)
- Midland County ESA (989-631-5892 ext. 103)
- Midland Public Schools (989-923-5024)
- Windover High School (989-832-0852)
- School Districts can help when children and/or youth are living in shelters, motels, campgrounds, or are doubled-up with other families due to lack of income or housing.
- If you lose your home, you do not need to lose your school you were in, even if you are now staying in a different area.
- Immediate enrollment is also available in the school in the area where you are presently staying.
- Free breakfast and lunch, school supplies, clothing, tutoring, and other services are available for students in the above situations.
- You should contact your local school district Liaison if you have questions or want to receive more information about the federally-funded McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Program.
- Information is also available by calling Jana Kullick, Grant Coordinator for Clare, Gladwin, and Midland Counties at 989-923-5024.