Russell “Rooster” Valentini
Allentown School District’s Homeless Liaison
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act of 1987 was reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Students experiencing homelessness are entitled under law to:
Allentown School District’s Homeless Children and Youth Initiative identifies students experiencing homelessness, and implements strategies to address barriers to enrollment, attendance, and participation in school activities.
Note: If a student is in a temporary living situation, he/she may be able to remain in his/her current school. Talk with ASD resources before disenrolling.
Who are the Homeless?
Homeless children may be found in the following places:
Those also considered homeless are: