Homeless Education

McKinney-Vento Act definition of homeless: "Homeless children and youths" are individuals who lack fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

Eligibility for McKinney-Vento Service

If your family lives:
• In a shelter
• In a motel, hotel, or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
• In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
• Doubled-up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

For more information please refer to this brochure or visit the Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homeless website for Region 3.


If you feel that you and your family qualify for assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act, please contact your student’s guidance counselor or the district's Homeless Liaison.

Homeless Liaison:
Kim Spisak, Director of Student Services
kas@smsd.us

717-258-6484, ext. 2316