Youth in Transition

If your family lives in any of the following situations, your school-age

children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal

McKinney-Vento Act.


  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters, or abandoned in hospitals
  • Living in a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings
  • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings

Your eligible children have the right to:


  • Enroll in and attend school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
  • Attend classes locally or continue attending the school in which they were last enrolled if that is your preference and is feasible
  • Appeal a school district's determination about your child's eligibility for McKinney-Vento services or school selection
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if you request this


 Local Liaison

Annie Fletcher

(307)352-3400 ext. 1259


If a student cannot go to the



to sleep in a 


please call the local liaison.



State Coordinator:

Shannon Cranmore