Homeless Education

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law, passed in 1987 to help people experiencing homelessness. Part of the law protects the rights of children and youth who are homeless to go to school. In 2001, as part of the No Child Left Behind Act, this law became know as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001.

This law applies to all homeless children and youth, who are guaranteed a free and appropriate public education. Homeless children and youth include those living with or without their parents in a shelter (such as temporary family shelters, domestic violence shelters, runaway shelters, and homes for school-age unwed mothers), transitional housing, hotel or motel, campground, cars or on the street. Also included are those children and youth temporarily living with relatives or friends (with or without their parents) because they do not have a fixed, regular, safe and adequate residence.

Congress passed this law giving children and youth in homeless situations the right to go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there. For more information, please contact your building principal or the Director of Pupil Personnel and Special Services.

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Coronavirus Information

February 27, 2020

Residents of Allegheny County need to be prepared for potential community spread of COVID-19.  Individuals should continue to help stop the spread of viruses, like the flu, by washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning surfaces and staying home if sick.

SV Drama Clubs:  My Fair Lady

February 27, 2020

Tickets are available in advance (svdrama.org) or at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for students (K-12).  February 27, 2020 @ 7:30; February 28, 2020 @ 7:30; February 29, 2020 @ 7:30; March 1, 2020 @ 2:00.

FREE PHYSICALS

February 11, 2020

Will be held on February 28, 2020 @ HS/MS for those 6th 11th and 12th graders who need to complete the state requirement. See school nurse for forms.