Homeless Services

McKinney-Vento Act Information

The McKinney-Vento Law provide rights for families who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

  • Do you live on the streets, in a car, van, tent, or other place that is not a permanent structure?
  • Do you live in a shelter, motel, hotel, or other transitional housing program?
  • Are you a youth who is not living with your parents or legal guardians?

Please talk to your School Guidance Counselor to see if you qualify for additional support.

The McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who, lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

The Bristol Township School District follows the provisions of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This law minimizes educational disruptions experienced by students who are experiencing homelessness. Under McKinney-Vento, homeless students are guaranteed the right to a free, appropriate, public education. When students become homeless, they can remain enrolled in the schools they have been attending, although they might no longer meet residency requirements. McKinney-Vento also guarantees homeless students the right to enroll in a public school even if they lack the typically required documents and immunizations. In addition, homeless students are guaranteed the transportation they need to attend school.

 Please contact our homeless liaison, Mr. Oberman, at the number below for more information.

District Liaison for Homeless Education
Al Oberman
[email protected]

These are links to various community resources. 
Bucks County Housing Link                             800-810-4434
Bucks County Opportunity Council                  215-781-2661 
Valley Youth House (Runaway Youth Shelter)   215-442-9760 https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/
Synergy Project (Street Outreach Program for Homeless Youth)  
Legal Information in Regards to Tenant Rights in Pennsylvania

Useful Links

PA Department of Education Homeless Education
National Center for Homeless Education
Bucks County Services

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