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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

In compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as reauthorized in 2015 by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Ringgold School District attempts to identify any children withing the district that may be experiencing homelessness.

The Act defines the term "homeless children & youth" who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.  The includes:

  • sharing housing with others due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similiar reason
  • living in a hotel/motel, trailer park or campground
  • living in a emergency or transitional shelter
  • living in cars, park, public spaces, abandoned buildings, or similiar setting

Children who are experiencing homelessness may qualify for assistance, such as:

  • free school lunch
  • school supplies
  • tutoring 
  • transporation to remain in school of origin

If you feel your child may qualify under this Act, please contact your child's school counselor or the district's homeless liaison, Autumn Harrison.

For parent resources, click the Parent Resources; tab to the left.