Homeless Education Program or the McKinney-Vento Act

What is Mckinney Vento?

The McKinney-Vento Act’s Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program ensures that homeless children and youth are provided a free, appropriate public education, despite lack of a fixed place of residence or a supervising parent or guardian. The state public school admission statute assuring the right of homeless and other children and youth in similar circumstances to enroll in schools is ORS 339.115(7).


What can I do if I know of a family/student who does not have a fixed, adequate living situation?

If any staff member, student, parent, or community member becomes aware of a student or family experiencing homelessness, please contact the Seaside School District’s McKinney Vento Coordination, Jenny Risner at jrisner@seasidek12.com or complete the McKinney Vento Intake Form. The McKinney Vento Coordinator can ensure services are provided to the student(s) experiencing homelessness.


The Mckinney-Vento (Formerly Title X) Homeless Program does not just serve families living in shelters and cars, but all students who do not have a fixed, regular & adequate living situation. Some examples include:


  • Staying with relatives or friends because they lost their own housing

  • In inadequate conditions (not all utilities turned on, overcrowded, etc)

  • Living in a garage, basement, or other space not designed for sleeping

  • Youth living on their own without a parent or legal guardian

  • Living in an RV, car, tent, or on the street

  • In a shelter or transitional housing

  • In a motel

  • Couch surfing from place to place


McKinney Vento students and families may be eligible to receive the following supplies, referrals and services:

  • Backpacks

  • School Supplies

  • Clothing/Coat/Shoes

  • Hygiene Supplies

  • Cap & Gown for Graduation

  • Transportation

  • School Lunch

  • Academic Support

  • FAFSA Letter

  • Credit Retrieval Fees

  • Fee Waivers

  • Food Assistance

  • Info About Shelters, Housing & Energy Assistance.




  1. Informational Flyer 

    1. MV Informational Flyer - English  

    2. MV Boletin de informacion - Spanish

  2. Online Intake/Referral Form 

  3. Paper Intake/Referral Form English & Spanish 

    1. Paper Intake/Referral Form - English

    2. Papel de entrada/formulario de referencia - Spanish