McKinney-Vento/ Homeless Resources
Welcome to the Douglas School District McKinney-Vento/Homeless Resources page. We are committed to supporting students and families experiencing homelessness within our district. The McKinney-Vento Act ensures that homeless students have the same educational opportunities as their peers, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.
What is McKinney-Vento?
- The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law that provides rights and protections for students experiencing homelessness.
- It guarantees students the right to a free and appropriate public education, regardless of their housing situation.
- We are here to help you navigate the challenges of homelessness and ensure your child's educational success. Contact the Douglas District Central Office, (605) 923-0000 for assistance or questions.
How We Can Help
- Enrollment Support: We assist with school enrollment and placement, even if you don't have the usual documentation.
- Transportation: We provide transportation assistance to ensure students can attend school regularly.
- Referrals: We connect families to community resources for housing, food, and other essential services.
- Educational Services: We offer additional support services to help students succeed academically.
- Intake Form: Please complete our McKinney-Vento/Homeless Intake Form to begin the process of receiving assistance. [Intake Form and Know Your Rights Brochure]
Know Your Rights
- It's important to know your rights as a homeless student or family. Our "Know Your Rights" brochure provides essential information to help you understand what to expect and how to advocate for your child's education. [Intake Form and Know Your Rights Brochure]
- We are here to support you. If you have questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our McKinney-Vento/Homeless Services team.
Luann Stukerjurgen, Registrar: [email protected]
Bud Gusso, Executive Director of Operational Support, McKinney-Vento Liaison, [email protected]
Thank you for visiting our McKinney-Vento/Homeless Resources page. We are committed to ensuring that every student in Douglas School District has the opportunity to succeed academically, regardless of their housing situation.