Polk County School District
McKinney –Vento Program
Homeless Coordinator: Bethany Nevarez
Homeless Liaison: Sherri Cox
The McKinney- Vento Program is offered to all students enrolled in the Polk County School District who meet the definition of “homeless” established by the McKinney – Vento Act.
What qualifies a child as homeless?
-If the child is in a temporary living arrangement
-If the child is living with a family member who is not the legal guardian of the child
-If the home provided to the child is not under the name of the legal guardian
If the child is living in a “doubled-up” situation, where there are two or more families living together
-If a child is considered as an “Unaccompanied Youth”
What support can a child receive through McKinney-Vento?
-Medical Emergencies or Assistance
-Tutoring (times and services differ per school)
-Help receiving or paying for certain legal documentation needed for the child
Please contact Holly Gaston at 770-749-8850 if you have questions about the McKinney/Vento program.