McKinney-Vento Act


    The McKinney-Vento Act (42 U.S.C. § 11431 et seq.) is a federal law that addresses the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The law defines homeless to include the following temporary living situations due to hardship:

    • Living with a friend, relative or other person due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason
    • Hotel or motel
    • Shelter or transitional housing
    • Car, park or other public place
    • Campground or inadequate home
    • Youth living on their own, runaway youth or youth kicked out

    The McKinney-Vento Act addresses educational challenges created by homelessness and guarantees students the right to enroll, attend, and succeed in school. The law places the responsibility for guaranteeing the rights of students experiencing homelessness on states and school districts (NCHE, 2014).

    Johnston County Public Schools McKinney Vento program includes a District Liaison, school liaisons and school social workers that work together at each school.

    More Information click on each item for more information

    Parent/Guardian Rights/Information

    Información para los padres

    Information for School-Age Youth

    Información para los jóvenes de edad escolar

    Policy Code: 3290 Homeless Students


Contact Us

  • Britney Gibson

    Johnston County Public Schools

    McKinney-Vento Liaison

    Phone: 919-634-0535


    NC Homeless Education Program

    Lisa Phillips


  • JCPS # of students identified as MKV:

    2014-2015: 314

    2015-2016: 367

    2016-2017: 526 (Hurricane Matthew)

    2017-2018: 499

    2018-2019: 403

    2019-2020: 387

    2020-2021: 362

    2021-2022: 401