Lennox School District 41-4
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Title IX, Part A 

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education

What is McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act?

This McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was reauthorized by Title IX, Part A, of the Every Student Succeed Acts (ESSA) in December of 2015.  The McKinney Vento Act authorizes the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.  It is the primary piece of federal legislation related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. 

Source: National Center for Homeless Education

Who is considered homeless?

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, the term “homeless children and
youths” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youths:

  • who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
  • are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals; 
  • who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • who are migratory children who live in one of the above circumstances.

To determine if you meet the requirements of homeless; reach out to your child's classroom teacher, school counselor, principal and/or Homeless Liaison.

Director of Student Services

Homeless Liaison

Laura Welch
305 West 5th Ave.
PO Box 38
Lennox, SD 57039
Office 605-647-2203 ext. 4204

Lennox School District Homeless Policy

SD Dispute Resolution

Contact Us

Superintendent: 605-647-2203 ext. 4203

Business Manager: 605-647-2203 ext. 4202

Lennox Elementary/LWC Intermediate Principal: 605-647-2203 ext. 4302

Worthing Elementary Principal: 605-372-4114

Lennox Jr. and Sr. High Principal: 605-647-2203 ext. 5003

Special Services Director: 605-647-2203 ext. 4204

Contact the District
Fax 605-647-2201

District Info

​Lennox School District 41-4
305 West Fifth Ave.
PO Box 38
Lennox, SD 57039 

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