Educating Homeless Children and Youth - McKinney-Vento Program

KSDE is committed to helping Kansas school districts serve students who are experiencing homelessness.

School District Liaison Responsibilities:

  1. Identification
  2. Enrollment
  3. Referral for Early Childhood
  4. Referrals for Health, Housing, and Other Services
  5. Parental Involvement
  6. Public Awareness
  7. Facilitate Dispute Process
  8. Services & Transportation
  9. Training & Professional Development
  10. Meeting the Needs of Unaccompanied Youth

Homeless Liaison Responsibilities (external Word document)
McKinney-Vento Act – Fact Sheet (PDF)


Each Kansas school district  McKinney-Vento  Liaison is required to complete annual training. The district liaison must also provide McKinney-Vento professional development to district staff and administration.
Required Annual Training and Information Submission  (Qualtrics Survey)

McKinney Vento 101: McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Live Trainings
August 22, 2023 1:30 PM
August 24, 2023 2:00 PM
August 30, 2023 11:00 AM
September 7, 2023 10:00 AM
Reminders and Zoom links will be sent via the McKinney Vento listserv.

NCHE McKinney Vento Training Resources (external link)
     Self- Paced Trainings (external link)
     Live, Interactive Group Training (external link)
2023 KSDE McKinney-Vento 101 PowerPoint Slides (PDF)
Required Staff and Student Trainings (under Guidance for Administrators and Business Office)

American Rescue Plan - Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY)

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) was signed into law. ARP-HCY funds are to be used to identify homeless children and youth, to provide homeless children and youth with wrap-around services to address the challenges of COVID-19, and to enable homeless children and youth to attend school and fully participate in school activities.

Handbook for Local Liaisons and Grant Managers (PDF)
ARP-HCY Allowable Use of Funds - Fact Sheet (PDF)

ARP-HCY I funds have been distributed to McKinney Vento subgrant recipients.

ARP-HCY II subgrants have been distributed to all Kansas school districts, either to the individual school district, or to a consortium with multiple districts. Consortia subgrantees include:

  • East – Southeast Kansas Education Service Center (Greenbush)
  • West – Southwest Plains Regional Service Center
  • South Central – Orion and Essdack Education Service Centers (Essdack serves as fiscal agent)
  • North Central – Smoky Hill Education Service Center

ARP-HCY-II Allocations (PDF)

Program Contacts

Maureen Tabasko
EHCY State Coordinator

Roxanne Zillinger
ARP-HCY Coordinator

Office Hours

Scheduled at 10:00 am on the following dates:
October 11, 2023
November 8, 2023
December 13, 2023
January 10, 2024
February 14, 2024
March 13, 2024
April 10, 2024

Reminders and zoom links will be sent via the McKinney Vento listserv.

Community Collaborations

Scheduled at 10:00 am on the following dates:
September 27, 2023
November 1, 2023
November 29, 2023
January 31, 2024
February 28, 2024
April 3, 2024

Reminders and zoom links will be sent via the McKinney Vento listserv.

McKinney Vento Listerv

The McKinney Vento (Homeless) Listserv is used to send out information, updates, conference dates and professional development opportunities to LEA's.

To sign up, send this information:
Subject line: McKinney Vento (Homeless) Listserv
Body of message: Please add (first and last name) to the McKinney Vento (Homeless) listserv for USD Number, USD Name, Work Phone Number
Send to this address:

You should receive an e mail from the listserv within 10 business days.

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