12465 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606  Phone: (757) 591-4500



McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act


Jane Moreland
Coordinator, Dropout Recovery
(757) 928-6765 x.38840

Deadre Shoates
(757) 928-6765 x.38818

More information:
McKinney-Vento Brochure
- Project Hope
- Who Do I Call? Resource Guide
- For Kids: (757) 587-4202  (housing and other assistance)
- Community Feeding Programs
- Clothing Closet: South Morrison  (Tuesdays/Wednesdays 10-1)

McKinney-Vento Policy and Procedures: Educational Rights, Enrollment, and Guidelines to determine transportation, Services, Length of Services, Enrollment, Dispute & Resolution Process

The McKinney-Vento Act ensures educational rights and protection for youth and children experiencing homelessness.

Who is considered homeless?

Anyone who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence is considered homeless. You qualify if you are:

  • sharing housing with others due to loss of housing, economic hardship or another similar reason
  • living in hotels, motels, trailer parks, camping grounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • abandoned in hospitals/ unaccompanied youth
  • awaiting foster care placement
  • living in a public/private place not designed for humans to live
  • living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations
  • migratory children

Services Provided by Newport News Public Schools

If a student is found eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Act, the school district provides the following services:

  • Transportation for the student(s) whose address is out of school zone
  • Free meals
  • Clothing & School Supplies
  • Resources
  • "What Families Need to Know" - Project Hope Virginia

Parents/Guardians who think they may qualify for services under McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act should contact their school registrar or Deadre Shoates at (757) 928-6765 x.38818 or Jane Moreland at (757) 928-6765 x.38840.