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Homeless Education Program

What is McKinney-Vento?  
The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.  

McKinney-Vento Act, Definition, and Parent/Student Rights  

   Please direct all questions about eligibility and services to: Alleghany County Schools McKinney-Vento Liaison:        

Melissa Fitzgerald



Additional McKinney-Vento information and homeless data:  

NC Homeless Education Program
McKinney-Vento State Coordinator:  Lisa Phillips
NCHEP "About" webpage: Historical Data
National Center for Homeless Education
National Homeless Data
North Carolina Data  

Alleghany County School's Homeless Counts


Year Count
15-16 23
16-17 30
17-18 39
18-19 67
19-20 79
20-21 61
21-22 54
22-23 66