• MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS EDUCATION ASSISTANCE IMPROVEMENT ACT

    The Berwick Area School District recognizes its obligation to ensure that homeless students have access to the same
    educational programs and services provided to other district students. The Board shall make reasonable efforts to identify
    homeless children within the district, encourage their enrollment, and eliminate existing barriers to their attendance and
    education, in compliance with federal and state law and regulations.

     

    The Berwick Area School District may waive policies, procedures and administrative regulations that create barriers for enrollment,
    attendance, transportation and success in school of homeless students, based on the recommendation of the Superintendent.

     

    McKinney Vento Homeless Definition: 

    The term homeless children and youth encompasses; 

    - Individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence due to loss
    - Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is public or private but not designated for use 
    as regular sleeping accommodations for humans
    - Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, or similar settings

    All school districts must have a designee to assist homeless families and students. For further information on the McKinney-Bento
    Act and resources for implementation, please call the NHCE Help line at 800-308-2145 or visit their website listed below. 




    McKinney Vento PDE Site
    FAFSA Help
    Searchable Local Resources
    Basic Education Circular-Education for Homeless Youth
    Parent Brochure