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Homeless Education

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines homeless students as those lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This definition includes students (PreK-12) who are “doubled-up” sharing the housing of other persons due to their family’s loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reasons. The primary nighttime residence of students experiencing homelessness may also include motels, camping grounds, residing in emergency or transitional shelters and in some instances, living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus stations or other public places. The ultimate goal of the McKinney-Vento Act and the Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.) is to remove barriers that might otherwise prevent students experiencing homelessness from enrolling, attending and succeeding in school. Migratory children and youth living in circumstances described above also qualify for McKinney-Vento Homeless Education services. To access services, please contact H.E.A.R.T. at (754) 321-1566.

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Carole Mitchell

754-321-1566

carole.mitchell@browardschools.com