McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The Chester Upland School District is required to support the education of homeless children and youths under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Homeless children and youths are defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

If you are in need of homeless services, please contact:

Nikki Monroe-Hines, CUSD Homeless Liaison



As a part of the federal guidelines CUSD shall not deny immediate enrollment due to any requirements, and all homeless students are entitled to:

  • Attendance in their school of origin or school of current residence
  • Immediate enrollment
  • Transportation (if applicable)
  • Immediate access to educational services for which they are eligible (Title I, special education, gifted, career technical education, after school programs
  • Free meals provided by the district through food programs
  • Appeal educational placement decisions made by the district