McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

Homeless Education Liaison
David Twombly, Operations Manager
Easton Public Schools
508-205-5900, ext. 12128

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
McKinney-Vento is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in U.S. public schools. It was reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act in January 2002.

  • Homeless students have a right to either remain in their school of origin or to attend school where they are temporarily residing;
  • Students who choose to remain in their school of origin have the right to remain there until the end of the school year in which they get permanent housing;
  • Students who choose to enroll in school where they are temporarily residing must be enrolled immediately, even if they do not bring the records usually required for enrollment with them; and
  • If a homeless student arrives without records, the school district's designated Homeless Education Liaison must assist the family and contact the previously attended school system to obtain the required records.

For more information on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program, contact the U.S. Department of Education, Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs (SASA), Office of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Website:

Massachusetts Coalition for The Homeless 1-866-205-1770 x 100



 List of state, community, and district personnel collaborated with and the services provided
 Easton Food Pantry  Provides needy families with access to food
 School on Wheels  Provides tutoring services for students living in the shelter
 Wings of Hope  Provide addiction services for adults/parents
 STARR Program  Housing and community based services
 Brockton VA  Brockton VA    Housing and referrals to schools
 MA Housing and Shelter Alliance  Housing and Shelter Advocacy
 Dept. of Children and Families   State Agency
 My Brother's Keeper   Holiday financial support, access to food
 BAMSI (Brockton Area Multi Services Inc.)  Mental Health/Social Services
 Father Bill's & Mainspring   Housing and community based services
 Adjustment Counselor  Contact Individual School
 Guidance Counselor   Contact Individual School
 Town of Easton   Outreach coordinator - housing, utility bill, food assistance
 Easton Recreation Department   Camps and activities
 Personal Best Karate  Connection between school and karate for kids
 Emergency Mobile Crisis  Mental health/substance abuse crisis
 School Resource Officer  Contact Oliver Ames High School
 Easton Fire Department  School based fire safety presentations
 List of Head Start, Early Head Start, and other preschool programs children are referred to
 Self Help Inc.   Head Start Pre-School Programs
 List of local healthare, dental, and mental health services familities, children and youth are referred to for immunizations, medical records and seservices
 Dr. Elias - School Based Health Ctr  Immunization and physicals
 Brockton Neighborhood Health Ctr  Immunization and physicals
 Small Smiles  Dental
 Good Samaritan Medical Ctr  Emergency Room
 Mobile Crisis Intervention  Mental health/substance abuse crisis
 Pembroke Hospital  Partial Hospitalization programs for adolescents
 McLean Hospital  Acute residential treatment program and other mental health outpatient programs
 Boston Children's Hospital  Eating Disorder Clinic
 Mass. General Hospital  Pediatric Pain Program
 Psychological Associates  Mental Health Professionals
 Elevate Counseling  Behavioral Health Care

Parents referred to without Insurance