Homeless Education
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires that all schools provide homeless students with immediate access to an education, even if the child lacks school records, a birth certificate, medical/immunizations documents, or proof of residency. The Wichita Public Schools has a strong commitment to ensure that all homeless children and youth receive a meaningful opportunity to enroll and attend all public schools in the district. The Wichita Public Schools McKinney-Vento Office acts as a resource for homeless families and school personnel facing questions or assistance related to homeless children and youth so that they can overcome obstacles and barriers.  The program provided services to over 2700 students in 2013-2014 school year.  If you would like more information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless program contact the McKinney-Vento Liaison, Cynthia Martinez.  
McKinney-Vento Services
The McKinney-Vento Program provides services to families to overcome the obstacles and barriers so that their children and youth can be successful in school. If you or you know of anyone who is temporarily living in any of the following situations due to economic hardship, eviction or loss of housing they may qualify for our services. These families do not have a regular night time residence of their own.

Families are temporarily:
  • doubled up living with a friend or relative
  • staying in a motel or hotel
  • living in an emergency, transitional or domestic violence shelter
  • living in a car, public place abandoned building or campground

Unaccompanied youth are youth who are living on their own without parental or guardian support. They are often "Couch Surfing" going from place to place or may be living in any of the above situations.

Contact our office if you or someone you know may need our services.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Program
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Program office is located in the Alvin Morris Administration Building at 201 N. Water, Room 520, Parents, staff and the community may contact the office for assistance and resources for homeless children and youth. The office number is 316.973.4670 or email Cynthia at cmartinez@usd259.net.
Homeless Education Liaison-Cynthia Martinez.
Web Pages
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Forms related to the McKinney-Vento Program
Posters and flyers may be posted at schools or in the Wichita Community serving students in USD 259.
Publications, flyers and resources for the homeless education program

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