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Webinar- McKinney-Vento Program 101
May 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join MAIER and Maine’s Department of Education’s Amelia Lyons, for a webinar on the McKinney-Vento program. This session will provide an overview of the act that allows each state to provide a program to assist students with their rights when they are experiencing unstable housing situations. Participants will learn about student rights including the rights to immediate school enrollment even when records not present, remaining in the school of origin, if in the student’s best interest, receiving transportation to and from the school of origin, and receiving support for academic success. Amelia Lyons will go over the McKinney-Vento Act, common misconceptions of the program (i.e., that students need to be homeless to participate), and ways educators and family members can help their youth receive these services so that every student can have an opportunity for academic success. Registration is free but required.