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McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youths” as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” Lacking any one of these three conditions would make a child eligible. In other words, if the residence is not fixed, regular, and adequate, it is considered a homeless situation.  Each State educational agency shall ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths.

Below is significant information related to Ascend Leadership Academy's implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act

Homeless Liaison: 

Sara Lipsey

Homeless Liaison Contact information:  

919-842-5411 ext. 203

State Coordinator’s name and phone number: 

Lisa Phillips – (336)-543-4285

NC Homeless Education Program website:

Parent/Unaccompanied Homeless Youth rights:

NC Homeless Education Program Profile web page:

NCHE NC State web page:

NC McKinney-Vento Dispute Process:

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