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Definition of “homeless” from McKinney-Vento Act

The Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program entitles children who are experiencing homelessness to a free, appropriate public education and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance, and success in school. The McKinney-Vento Act protects all students who do not have a fixed, regular and adequate residence, such as students living in the following situations:

  • doubled-up or sharing the housing with others due to an economic 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
  • abandoned in a hospital
  • other

Homeless Liaison School Contact:

Harriett Tillett, MSA

       Student Support Services Director

Bethel Hill Charter School
401 Bethel Hill School Road
Roxboro, NC 27574

336-599-2823 ext. 223
336-599-9299 (fax)

State Coordinator for Homeless Education:

Lisa Phillips

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Discrimination is prohibited by Federal Law. To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410. Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).