• 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.

    National Center for Homeless Education

    NYSED - McKinney-Vento Homeless Education