The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law that protects the educational rights of students in temporary housing. If you are a Quogue UFSD family that requires further assistance, please contact the McKinney-Vento Liaison, .
The McKinney-Vento Act covers children and youth who don't have a fixed, adequate and regular nighttime residence, such as those living:
• in an emergency or transitional shelter;
• with friends or relatives due to loss of housing or economic hardship;
• in a motel, hotel or campground;
• in a car, bus or train station or other public place;
• in an abandoned building or some other inadequate accommodations
Students in temporary housing have the right to:
• immediately enroll in school and attend classes;
• get free transportation to the school district of choice;
• get special education services immediately if the student has a current IEP (even if the IEP itself is not available or if it is from another district); and
• get free meals without filling out an application.