Homelessness

Who are McKinney-Vento Students?
A student may be considered "McKinney-Vento eligible" if he or she is presently:
  • Living in a shelter
  • Living in a motel, hotel, or campground due to lack of adequate housing
  • Sharing housing with relatives or others due to lack of housing
  • Living in a train or bus station, a park, or in a car
  • Living in an abandoned building
  • A youth not living with a parent or guardian
  • A child awaiting long-term foster care placement
  • A child of a migrant worker
  • In other situations that are not fixed, regular, or adequate for nighttime residence

What services are available for McKinney-Vento students?
Mckinney-Vento students have the rights to:

  • Immediate school enrollment (even if they lack proof of residency, guardianship, immunizations, or school records)
  • School choice (they may choose to stay at the school they attended when permanently housed or to enroll in the school where they are currently living)
  • Free lunches for the duration of the school year
  • School fee waivers
  • If residing outside of their school's attendance area, transportation
How can I access services for a McKinney-Vento student? 

For students new to the School District of Beloit Turner contact Christine Brown, Homeless Liaison, at 608-364-6372 or brownc@turnerschools.org.  

For current students, contact your school social worker or school counselor, who can provide the services listed here as well as referrals to community helping agencies.