The Department of Safe Schools
McKinney-Vento Program (MVP)
Building a Movement to End Homelessness
About Our MVP Team
Our MVP team is made up of social service and education professionals who work to address problems often faced by children experiencing homelessness and youth enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. The District's Homeless Liaison coordinates the efforts of the MVP team and ensures compliance with the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act, as well as other federal and state education mandates regarding homeless students.
The mission of the MVP team is to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to remove barriers to successful outcomes for homeless students.
MVP Team Responsibilities
The MVP team is charged with responding to the needs of children experiencing homelessness. Some of the Team's core responsibilities are listed below.
Inform parents, guardians, or youth of their educational rights
Link homeless students with educational and other services
Alert parents, guardians, or youth of academic tutoring programs
Provide school supplies, including school uniforms and toiletries
Coordinate District transportation services to maintain home school stability
Ensure that free school breakfast and lunch is provided
Attend School Based Team meetings
Provide outreach services to students living in temporary residences
Facilitate parent engagement in each child's schooling
Provide assistance for AP, IB, SAT, and ACT fees
Collaborate with District personnel and community agencies
School site personnel work collaboratively with the MVP team to provide the supports listed above in an efficient and seamless manner to ensure that our children experiencing homelessness are provided full and equal opportunity for success in school, including preschool.
Who is Eligible for Services?
If, due to a loss of housing, you must live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; on the street; in abandoned buildings; or doubled-up with relatives or friends; then you are eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. Unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness are also eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Act. Feel free to contact any of the MVP contacts listed at the bottom of this page if you have questions regarding McKinney-Vento Act services.
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Our Contact Information
June Eassa, Director
Tangela Price, Case Manager
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Education Foundation PBC, Inc.
3300 Forest Hill Blvd., Bldg. E, Suite 50-116
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Make your check payable to Education Foundation, and please write "Heart/SIS" in the memo line.