McKinney-Vento Overview


    Title IX, Part A, The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.


    Homeless children and youth must have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment.


    States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​


    If you have any questions or need further assistance, please use the contact information on this page to contact one of the CSD District McKinney-Vento Liaisons.


    McKinney-Vento Dispute Process


    In the event of a disagreement between families and the district regarding placement and/or enrollment decisions, McKinney-Vento families and youths have the right to appeal the placement and/or enrollment decisions.  CSD is required to provide the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth with a written explanation of any decisions related to school selection or enrollment made by the district, along with a written explanation of the appeal rights. (Section 722(g)(3)(E)(ii)).

    Please click here to view the CSD McKinney-Vento Dispute process.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the CSD McKinney-Vento Liaisons.



Contact Us

  • Nicole Jefferson

    District McKinney-Vento Liaison

    404-371-3601 x 1041


    Willie Washington

    District McKinney-Vento Liaison

    404-371-3601 x 1019


    Paris Hardnett

    Title Programs Parent & Family Engagement Liaison

    404-371-3601 x 1047