The future success of homeless children and youth depends on school enrollment, attendance, and educational achievement. School provides stability for children and youth while their parents/guardians search for permanent housing and employment.
Congress passed the McKinney-Vento Act to eliminate barriers in public schools so that homeless children and youth can enroll in school and receive access to educational opportunities. Services are available through Muskegon Public Schools for students of Muskegon County and surrounding areas.
- Immediate enrollment in district of residence or district of origin, with or without required documentation (birth certificate, proof of residence, immunization records)
- Transportation provided to district of origin when it is in the best interest of the child or youth
- Provision of school supplies
- Access to Title I services, including free lunch and tutoring
Please contact Alex Lazo, McKinney-Vento Grant Coordinator for Muskegon County if you would like to learn more: 231-720-2545.