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McKinney-Vento is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and you experiencing homelessness in U.S. public schools. It was reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act.The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, state educational agencies (SEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging state student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth.
Under the McKineey-Vento Act,children in homeless situations have the right to:
Click here for a copy of our Districts Homeless Guidelines.
Click the following link to go to our Sponsor School's webpage that features our Annual Reports
The Ohio Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC) is funded by the U.S. department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement. The mission of PIRC is to empower all parents and families by providing information, resources and training to support children's learning and chance the environments in which they grow. As mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act, Ohio PIRC provides vital information and resources to support:
To find out more about OHIO PIRC, please contact them at:
Toll Free Number: 1-888-OHPIRC9 (647-4729) or http://www.nationalpirc.org/directory/OH.html
Click here to read a copy of the District's Parent and Family Bylaws and Policies.
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a federal law that was enacted on January 2, 2002, to expand choices for parents, focus resources on proven educational methods and proved accountability for results. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, school districts are required to notify parents/guardians if their child's school is considered "in need of improvement" after failure to meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for at least two years in a row. Parents/Guardians with a child attending a Title I school with this designation have the Public School Choice (PBC) option to transfer to a school not in School Improvement status.
School districts are also required to offer Supplemental Educational Services if a student's school is a Title I served building that has not demonstrated Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for three years. Students eligible for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) are those students from low-income families who attend a Title I served school in School Improvement Year 2 or higher, including corrective action, or restructuring. Priority is given to the lowest achieving eligible students.
Annual Reports from Sponsor School
Part of Elementary and Secondary Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Title I is a federal entitlement program that provides the district and schools serving low income families with funds to improve student achievement. District and school allocations are based on the number and percentage of students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Currently, Zanesville Community High School receive Title I funds based on their student population.
There are four guiding principles in NCLB:
Click hereto read a copy of the District's Title Bylaws and Policies.