Support for Homeless Students

  • The Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act protects the rights of all homeless students. The Act describes a homeless student as one who:

    • Lives in a car, park or other substandard arrangement
    • Lives in a shelter
    • Lives doubled up with other persons due to financial hardship 
    • Lives with another person due to the death or incarceration of a parent 
    • Lives as a youth on their own due to abandonment or runaway status 

    McKinney-Vento FAQ

    Students categorized as homeless/transitional according to the Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act participate in this program.

    Students are identified by the Executive Director of Student & Community Services through referrals made by district employees, community members, city agency employees or self-referrals. The Executive Director of Student & Community Services assists in immediately enrolling these students in school, identifying and providing assistance to meet their academic and non academic needs, and ensuring that barriers to education are eliminated.

    For more Information on the Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Assistance Act: National Coalition for Homeless

Contact Us

  • Shannon Cronn, Ed.S.
    Director of Support Services

    Melissa A. Tornquist
    Executive Administrative Assistant

    Mohave District Annex (MDA)
    8500 E. Jackrabbit Road
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Important Information

  • Arizona Department of Education
    Education of Homeless Children & Youth
    Download the youth poster English (color) 

    Download the youth poster Spanish (color) 

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