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Did you know that there is a law called the McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act? This law ensures that students experiencing homelessness have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education provided to other Vermont children, with the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic standards.

Challenges that children and youth experiencing homelessness may face are:

  • Enrolling in school
  • Attending school
  • Succeeding in school

If you are experiencing the following situations, please reach out to SVSU Assistant Superintendent and Homeless Liaison Laura Boudreau at (802) 447-7501 or [email protected] svsu.org):

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing
  • Staying at a motel, hotel, or camp ground
  • Staying at a shelter
  • Spending the night in a car or public space
  • Are migratory and qualify as homeless because you are living in circumstances described in the above situations