McKinney-Vento and Act 1 Universal Screening Tools for LEAs

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Students experiencing homelessness are entitled to additional educational protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act and Pennsylvania’s Act 1. Local Education Agencies (LEA) have an affirmative legal duty to identify and recognize students who are experiencing homelessness as McKinney-Vento eligible. In addition, school entities have an additional legal obligation to also proactively identify McKinney-Vento eligible students who have changed school entities at least once in a school year as Act 1 eligible. This tool can be used to help determine whether a student is McKinney-Vento and Act 1 eligible and to flag key supports students are entitled to receive on the basis of their eligibility.  Download here.

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