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?
- Free/Reduced Lunch
-Medical Emergencies or Assistance
- Tutoring (times and services differ per school)
- Help receiving or paying for certain legal documentation needed for the child
Additionally, I can assist by coordinating with local and government programs that assist with other areas such as: Medicaid, Food Stamps, and shelters. As the homeless liaison, it is my responsibility to serve each child and family in need. Please feel free to contact me for further information at my Cedartown High School 770-748-0490