The McKinney-Vento Act provides educational protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness, including transportation requirements to provide school stability. Yet access to transportation for students experiencing homelessness remains one of the biggest challenges that school districts and early learning programs face. Districts and programs are rising to meet current challenges by finding ways to remove transportation barriers with multiple funding sources and strategies. Please join SchoolHouse Connection along with school district liaisons to hear innovative transportation strategies, including how ARP-HCY funds can be used.
1. Carrie Kulinski, Families in Transition Coordinator, School District of Janesville, WI
2. Leslie Navarro-Walker, District Homeless and Family Engagement Liaison, Cherry Creek School District, CO
3. Laurie Hall, Federal Programs Coordinator and Pre-K Director, New Philadelphia Schools, OH
4. Charlotte Kinzley, Manager, Homeless/Highly Mobile Student Services, Minneapolis Public Schools, MN