McKinney-Vento Services for

Families Living in Transition

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“The Transitional Services Program is provided out of the McKinney-Vento Act. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (PL100-77) was the first - and remains the only - major federal legislative response to homelessness and USD 475 is proud to offer this service in
Geary County.”
A McKinney-Vento “homeless” student is a child or youth lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. It includes those:
  • Sharing the housing of others due to a loss of housing or economic hardship, including foreclosure, eviction and loss of job;
  • Living in motels, tents, RV parks or campgrounds due to a lack of other adequate or affordable options;
  • Living in emergency shelters;
  • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus stations, etc.
  • Living in places not designed or intended as sleeping accommodations for humans, or one that lacks adequate utility resources;
  • “Unaccompanied Youth” who are not in the physical company/custody of a parent or guardian.
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                  McKinney-Vento Coordinator - Marty Rombold
McKinney-Vento Coordinator, Marty Rombold
300 Lincoln Drive

Junction City, KS 66441

Marty Rombold, BSW, directs the McKinney-Vento Program which assists USD #475 families and youth who lack a fixed, regular and adequate night time residence.  School related services and referrals to community resources are offered to those living in transition or without homes.
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The Liaison
  • Is available on school days to answer any question parents, students, or school staff may have;
  • Assists with immediate enrollment;
  • Coordinates with transportation;
  • Provides information about community resources for various needs;
  • Assists with obtaining needed documentation for the student’s file (birth certificates, social security cards, previous records, etc.);
  • Regularly communicates with families and school staff to ensure that homeless children are receiving needed services.
  • Child's Rights
    • Attend their school of origin (“home school”) or the local attendance school;
    • Removal of barriers to enrollment and attendance;
    • Free breakfast and lunch;
    • Access to weekend backpack snacks;
    • In certain cases, transportation to and from school;
    • Priority in preschool, after-school and tutoring programs;
    • Assistance with the purchase of school clothing, PE uniforms, school supplies, caps & gowns, and field trip fees;
    • Referrals for school physicals, immunizations,dental and eye examinations;
    • Information regarding educational and related opportunities available to your student(s).