What is the definition of homelessness?
Lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Homeless living situations include:
• Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
• Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
• Staying in emergency or transitional shelters
• Sleeping in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
Citation:42 USC §11434a(2)
The State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA) is committed to supporting homeless children, youth, and unaccompanied youth in public charter schools to ensure they achieve the same high-quality academic standards expected of all children. SPCSA sponsored-schools are committed to removing barriers to the enrollment and retention of children, youth, and unaccompanied youth in homeless situations.
Point of Contact
The SPCSA has a McKinney-Vento Liaison who provides professional development and technical support to McKinney-Vento Liaisons at the school level. The McKinney-Vento Liaisons at the school level identify eligible students, support parents and staff members, and provide resources to children, youth, and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. You can access their contact information in the link below.
SPCSA McKinney-Vento School Liaisons
SPCSA McKinney-Vento Liaison