Homeless Support

McKinney-Vento Act

If your family lives in any of the following situations:

A shelter, motel, campground, a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, or doubled up

Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

Your eligible children have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.
  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is your preference and is feasible.
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your children’s needs.

If you or someone you know is homeless, contact Ferndale School District Homeless Liaisons: Kim Bunch, Student Services, 360-383-9432 or a Family Community Coordinator.

Homeless Support Contact

Kim Bunch
McKinney-Vento | Early Learning

Dr. Paul Douglas
Executive Director

Homeless Resources

For further information on eligibility and disputes contact: OSPI