Homeless Assistance Program

what is McKinney-Vento?

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act developed as a result of upwards of 50 percent of homeless children not attending school. Congress created this act which was signed into law by President Ronald Regan on July 22, 1987, to provide states with funding to eliminate barriers to education. The goal of the McKinney-Vento Act was to ensure the enrollment, attendance and success of homeless children and youth in school. 

The NACS District McKinney-Vento liaison is Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bill Toler. Please contact him directly with questions about available services. 

Student rights:
McKinney-Vento Students-Rights.pdf


Dr. Bill Toler
Assistant Superintendent, McKinney-Vento Liaison
Northwest Allen County Schools
[email protected]
(260) 637-3155 


Flora Jones  -  Director of Student Pathways & Opportunities
Charie Gibson  -  
Homeless Education Specialist

[email protected]


McKinney-Vento WEBSITE AND Resources:

U.S. Department of Education: Education for Homeless Children and Youths Grants for State and Local Activities
IDOE - McKinney-Vento: Homeless Children & Youth Program
IDOE - McKinney-Vento Homeless Children & Youth FAQ 
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
National Center for Homeless Education