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McKinney-Vento Act: Supporting Students with Enrollment & School Selection

Students experiencing temporary housing are granted educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. There are key provisions related to school enrollment including enrollment barriers, immediate enrollment, school selection and full participation in school. This webinar will focus on providing information on how to guide the decision of school selection when considering what is in the best interest of the child/youth.


By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the key provisions of School Selection and Enrollment as outlined in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

  • Explain school selection options to parents/youth based on the best interest of the student.

  • Acquire strategies to assist in the determination of school selection and the enrollment process.

  • Gain resources to support the work of school selection and enrollment.

Key Resources

PDF of PowerPoint

Anticipation Guide (PDF)

Enrollment Checklist (PDF)

School Selection Checklist (PDF)


For more resources, visit the Enrollment & School Selection page.

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