Homeless Support Services


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Kannapolis City Schools is committed to ensuring that all students experiencing homelessness or in transition have access to a stable, quality educational experience in which additional support is available to promote academic and personal success.


McKinney-Vento

  • The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth.  This Act protects all students who do not have a fixed, regular and adequate residence, such as students living in the following situations:

    • doubled-up housing with other families or friends due to hardship;
    • runaway/homeless youth shelters (even if parents invite the youth home);
    • hotels or motels;
    • shelters, including domestic violence shelters;
    • transitional housing shelters;
    • cars, abandoned buildings parks, the streets or other public spaces; 
    • campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes
    • awaiting foster care placement; and/or 
    • abandoned in a hospital.

Resources

Policies

Forms

Questions or Additional Assistance

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact Jessica Grant, the KCS homeless education liaison, at 704-938-1131 or jessica.grant@kcs.k12.nc.us
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