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Dispute Resolution
This brief identifies the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act dealing with dispute resolution and offers strategies for implementation.
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Sample Forms, Materials, and Policies

California Department of Education Dispute Resolution Process
This webpage details the McKinney-Vento dispute resolution process established by the California Department of Education.
View the process.

Cobb County School District (Atlanta, GA): Administrative Forms
See Section J of Cobb County School District's Board Policies and Administrative Rules for a variety of forms related to enrolling and educating children and youth experiencing homelessness, including:
  • Information on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • Procedure for Free Lunch
  • Procedure For Transportation to School of Origin
  • School of Origin Request
  • Student Residency Statement
  • Written Notification Form
    Forms are available in multiple languages, including English, Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish.
    Visit the webpage. (See Section J).

  • Kentucky Department of Education Dispute Resolution Policy and Forms
    The Kentucky Department of Education follows this policy, and uses related forms, to resolve disputes regarding the enrollment of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
    Download the dispute resolution policy.
    Download the dispute resolution form.

    Massachusetts Department of Education Dispute Resolution Process
    Oregon Department of Education Dispute Resolution Procedure for Homeless Students and Families
    This form from the Oregon Department of Education details how Oregon school districts should handle disputes regarding the enrolling and serving of students experiencing homelessness.
    Download the form.

    San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) Enrollment Dispute Form
    This form (available in English and Spanish versions) serves as the written notice provided to the family/student by the San Antonio Independent School District in the case of an enrollment dispute. The student's appeal rights are detailed therein.
    Download the form in English.
    Download the form in Spanish (en español).

    Virginia Department of Education Dispute Resolution Process
    This webpage details the McKinney-Vento dispute resolution process established by the Virginia Department of Education. It also provides links to related forms mentioned in the process.
    View the process.

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