FIT Program - Homeless Liason

The Eminence Independent FIT program is designed as a part of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. It is the goal of this program to help remove barriers of homelessness and help promote an identified student's success in school. 

Contact your McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison for help today:

Molly Dentinger, Homeless Liason

Molly Dentinger
502-845-5427 x4082


Who Qualifies:

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001 - Title X, Part C. of the No Child Left Behind Act- Sec 725

The term “homeless children and youth”

**Means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence**

Includes:

  1. Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to
    1. loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason;
    2. iving in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations
    3. living in emergency or transitional shelters
    4. being abandoned in hospitals
    5. awaiting fostercare
  2. Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings…
  3. Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  4. Migratory children...who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances that qualify

 

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Educational Rights Under McKinney-Vento

 

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents
  • Enroll in the local school, or continue attending the school of origin (where they attended when they were permanently housed) according to the best interest of the student
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to each student’s needs

 

Non-discrimination Notice

The Eminence Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Brandi Boothby, or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator, Buddy Berry, at 291 West Broadway, Eminence, KY 40019; (502) 845-5427.