To determine a student’s McKinney-Vento eligibility, school districts must determine whether a student’s living arrangement meets the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless. In this process, school districts may encounter instances where they feel the need to confirm information provided about a child’s or youth’s living arrangement. This NCHE brief provides local homeless education liaisons and school districts with recommended steps to take and practices to avoid when seeking to confirm a student’s McKinney-Vento eligibility.
Go to Confirming Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services.
This NCHE brief provides local homeless education liaisons and other school personnel with an in-depth understanding of the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless. It also outlines a step-by-step process for making determinations of McKinney-Vento eligibility on a case-by-case basis.
Download Determining Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Rights and Services.
This NCHE flowchart provides a simple process of determining the McKinney-Vento eligibility of students. It addresses some more common living arrangements with questions designed to solicit the information needed to make accurate eligibility determinations.
Download the Eligibility Flowchart.
This one-page questionnaire is used by the District School Board of Pasco County to determine eligibility for services under Title I, Part A, Title I, Part C-Migrant, or Title X, Part C-McKinney-Vento. Other districts may use this form as a guide for developing their own domicile questionnaires.
Download the District School Board of Pasco County: Student/Family Domicile Questionnaire.