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The McKinney-Vento Assistance / Title X

The McKinney-Vento Assistance provides rights and services to children and youth in transition.

School-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Assistance if your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • Sharing the housing of friends or family due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
  • Staying in motels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to the lack of an adequate alternative
  • Staying in shelters or transitional housing
  • Sleeping in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or similar settings.

What rights do students in transition have:

  • Immediate enrollment in school, even if required documents are missing
  • Enroll in local school or continue in the school of origin for the school year.
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested.
  • If the school district believes the school you select is not in the best interest of your student, then the district must provide you with a written explanation of its position and inform you of your right to appear.
  • The right to fully participate in school and extracurricular school activities

Students who are currently displaced and in transition may qualify for the following services:

  • Liaison support for student and family.
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • School Supply Assistance
  • Back pack
  • ACT fees
  • School clothing assistance
  • Birth certificate obtainment
  • Hygiene items
  • Student advocacy
  • Community referrals
  • Enrollment assistance
  • Transportation to the school of origin

The application process is simple and all information is kept confidential. Forms are available at the enrollment center, located at 210 N. Main St., from your school counselor or from our Liaison listed below. (Download flier.)

Broken Arrow Public Schools McKinney-Vento Student Support Specialist is:

Valeri Radford
vradford@baschools.org
918-259-7497