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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Recent News

Click on header for flyer.  We will be holding tryouts for the 2019 – 2020 Steel Valley High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Middle School Gym. For three consecutive days before tryouts we will hold practice so you can learn the jumps, cheer and dance required to tryout for the squad. Tryouts are open to upcoming 8thgrade students going into 9thgrade and above.

Camps for Students

April 5, 2019

Camp Erin,  Camp Kesem, and Circle Camp of EKC: for students in need. . .

Caring Closet

April 5, 2019

For students at Steel Valley Senior High School, nurse Amber Thomas’ office offers more than a place to go when feeling sick. There students have the chance to “shop” for toiletries and essentials. . .