Homeless and Foster Care
Homeless Students / McKinney-Vento Grant
Kent ISD is committed to helping our students who are experiencing homelessness through the McKinney-Vento grant. Each public school district and academy has a Homeless Liaison who assists with enrollment, academic support, and ongoing needs.
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Are you living in a shelter, car, park, abandoned building, campground, motel, bus / train station or doubled-up with other people due to loss of housing and economic hardship?
- Click for our informational brochure (Kent) (updated Aug. 20, 2019)
- Click for our informational brochure (Allegan)
Children in Kindergarten - 12th grade and children in state or federal funded preschool programs have the right to:
- receive a free, appropriate public education
- enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents that are normally required
- enroll in the local school or continue at their school of origin (determined by the best interest of the student)
- receive transportation to and from the school of origin if needed
- eligibility for federal breakfast and lunch programs
- receive educational services comparable to other children, according to their needs
- Call 211 for immediate assistance with housing, shelter, and other needs
- For The Bridge (youth shelter), call 616.451.3001
- National Runaway Safeline - 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
MV Consortium Meetings 23/24
*all meetings are in-person
Kent ISD dates:
- August 31 at 1 p.m.
- November & February regional, TBD
- April 18 at 1 p.m.
Allegan AESA dates:
- September 26
- January 23
- April 23