The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (reauthorized in 2015 by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act), states that children and youth who lack “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” will be considered homeless, have rights under the Act, and are eligible for certain services. These include;
- The right to immediate school enrollment even when records are not present or immediately available.
- The right to remain in the school of origin, if in the student's best interest.
- The right to receive transportation to and from the school of origin.
- The right to receive support for academic success. (provided by the U.S. Department of Education).
If you think a family member or someone you know may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Assistance Act, please contact the Local Homeless Liaison for the Grafton Public Schools.
For additional information and support, please review the resources below.
Local Homeless Liaison
Grafton Public Schools
(508) 838-5421 ext. 1080
30 Providence Rd.
Grafton, MA. 01519
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
A guide for parents, guardians, and caregivers if your family is in temporary or inadequate living situation due to a loss of housing, your child might be eligible for certain educational rights and services.
Grafton Food Bank - Application for Assistance
Application to receive assistance from the Grafton Food Bank located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Center at 30 Providence Road in Grafton. For more information go to http://www.graftonfoodbank.org/.