Carlsbad Municipal Schools

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Homeless Education Information

Mckinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures adequate transportation to and from school, the chance to attend the school they last attended regardless of where they currently reside and other educational benefits that provide educational stability for children and youth considered homeless under the act. It is a conditional funding act that provides federal funding to states and, in turn, the state will use it for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.
See the full information of the Mckinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act here:
The National Center for Homeless Education provides a national resource tool. For more information on our state's resources (i.e. State Coordinator contact info, State Program website, and other resources that deal with homeless education) see this link:
We also have some posters below that provide more information on whether a child is eligible for the program and what benefits they will have available to them.
English Version:
Version en español:
Also attached is the New Mexico Student Residency Questionnaire Form. This form will help you determine if your child is eligible for additional educational services.
English Version:
Version en español:
If you believe your child/children may be eligible or have any questions about the program contact:
LaVern Shan
Director of Federal Programs/Bilingual Education
E-mail: LaVern Shan
Phone: (575)234-3300
Ext. 1007