The Stewart B. McKinney/Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth
Act ensures the educational rights and protections for children and
youth experiencing homelessness. It provides legal protections for
children and youth in homeless situations to enroll in, attend, and
succeed in school and preschool programs. In accordance with this law,
Gwinnett County Public Schools affords homeless children and youth equal
access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a
public preschool education such as Head Start, Even Start, State Pre-K,
and Title I Preschool Programs as provided to other students. Homeless
children and youth will have access to education and other services that
he/she needs to have an opportunity to meet the same challenging state
student academic achievement standards to which all students are held.
Please contact individual schools for further information.