The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) ensures homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths.  It has most recently been reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Parents should notify their child’s Principal and/or Director of Student Services of any change in status regarding housing so the Wellesley Public Schools can ensure continued access to education and appropriate supports such as transportation, nutritional access and screening for eligible programs.

The District Homeless Coordinator is: Dr. Kathleen Bernklow, Director of Student Services

The Wellesley Public Schools (Escuelas Públicas de Wellesley) flyer regarding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Ley McKinney-Vento de Asistencia a las Personas sin Hogar) is available below in both English and Spanish.


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