The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Title IX, Part A of ESSA) is the primary piece of federal legislation related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Magazine Schools Families in Transition (FIT) is a program that ensures children and youth experiencing homelessness are provided opportunities for the same high-quality, appropriate education as the general student population. Through collaboration with school personnel, local homeless shelters and service providers, students experiencing homelessness become identified and immediately enrolled in school. The district FIT liaison, Karen Gipson, collaborates with each campus to remove barriers and help orchestrate services for each student.
For further information or assistance, please contact:
Curriculum/Federal Programs Coordinator
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