Students in Temporary Housing

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law that entitles children to a free, appropriate public education, and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance, and success in school. The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Act is to promote school continuity for children who are experiencing instability with their housing. (M-V Section 721). Students who meet the criteria are entitled to free meals at school (breakfast & lunch) provided by the school district, transportation to and from school as well as other services.

If your family is living in any of the following situations…

  • In emergency or transitional housing;
  • Sharing housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship;
  • In a motel, hotel, trailer park, or camping grounds due to lack of other housing;
  • In a car, park, public space, abandoned building, or bus or train station;
  • Awaiting foster care placement; or
  • In any of the above housing arrangements and are eligible for the Migrant Education Program

Please contact your school McKinney Vento Liaison for more information:

Chancellor Livingston Elementary               Bulkeley Middle/Rhinebeck High School

Morgan LoBrutto, Liaison                          Megan Rodier, Liaison

[email protected]                     [email protected]



Emily Davison, Rhinebeck District Liaison - [email protected]