McKinney-Vento Program



The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law guaranteeing all children and youth the right to an equal education, regardless of their living situation. Protection under the McKinney-Vento Act extends to those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

Those covered by the law have the right to:

  • Expedited enrollment in the appropriate school
  • Receive free/reduced lunch
  • Attend their school of origin (including the necessary transportation)
  • Receive support from their district's McKinney-Vento Liaison

The following resources are meant to assist districts in maintaining a quality McKinney-Vento Program which includes: sensitive and thorough identification strategies, regular staff-trainings, inter-agency collaboration, and community-wide awareness of the issues facing homeless children and youth.

McKinney-Vento District Contacts

District Liaison or
School Contact
E-mail Phone
Bethel Donna Butera 541-461-6424
Ext. 2543
Blachly Linda Richardson 541-925-3262
Ext. 102
C-A-L Kim Wilson 541-935-2227
Cottage Grove Brandi Baker-Rudicel 541-942-2104
Creswell Brandi Whittenborn 541-895-6107
Eugene Deborah Dailey 541-790-7220
Fern Ridge

Karen McKenzie

Rebecca Dube

Junction City Katie Bradford 541-998-6311
Ext. 621
Lowell Collette Ullrich 541-937-2105
Mapleton Brenda Moyer 541-268-4322
Marcola Tamara White 541-933-2411
McKenzie Lacey Joy 541-822-1110
Oakridge Ryanne Dasher 541-782-3226
Pleasant Hill Devery Stoneberg 541-736-0400
Siuslaw Lisa Utz 541-997-5456
Springfield Janet Beckman 541-744-2581

Staff Training

  • McKinney-Vento Staff Training
    This ten to fifteen minute presentation highlights the basics of the McKinney-Vento Act and provides information on what staff members can do to help their students. Ideal for annual staff presentations.
  • McKinney-Vento Fact Sheet Training Handout
    This handout provides basic information on the McKinney-Vento Act, and can be modified for individual districts. An excellent supplement to the staff training.


  • OEA Foundation Grant
    The above link leads to the OEA Foundation Grant. Any OEA member can complete this brief form to receive $100 toward a student's clothing, school supplies, or other material needs. Although each student may only receive one award per year, each OEA member may submit multiple grants.
  • is an excellent resource for finding medical help, counseling, shelters, food box sites, social services, and other providers in Lane County and across the country.
  • Holiday Gift Programs
    This list cites donation centers and meal programs for winter holiday giving in Lane County.


These flyers can be used to assist the district liaison with the mandatory community outreach component of the McKinney-Vento law. Flyers can be personalized with a simple, 1" x 2 5/8" address label to include the name and contact information of the McKinney-Vento Liaison. All files are in PDF format.

Plain Flyer
Plain Flyer
Living in the Shadows
Living in the Shadows
Homelessness Awareness
Homelessness Awareness
Attention Parents!
Attention Parents!
Little Atlas
Little Atlas

McKinney-Vento Consortium Brochure
McKinney-Vento Brochure
This general, informational brochure can be handed out in parent packets, displayed at schools, or given to community agencies.



  • Determining Eligibility
    This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education is an excellent guide for making a sensitive and thorough determination of McKinney-Vento eligibility.
  • How to Calculate Title I Set Asides
    This brief guide shares several options a district may use to calculate their Title I Set Aside amounts for McKinney-Vento programs.
  • Allowable Set Aside Expenses
    This simple list explains what set aside money may be used for in the context of a McKinney-Vento program.
  • McKinney-Vento and Special Education
    This brief explains how McKinney-Vento and Special Education laws intersect.
  • McKinney-Vento and Foster Care
    This brief details how children and youth in foster care may or may not meet the criteria for McKinney-Vento eligibility, and how schools and DHS can work together to best serve these students.
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