Welcome to the McKinney-Vento Families in Transition Webpage
Welcome to the Bozeman Public Schools Homeless Education program. We are located in the Willson School Building at 404 West Main Street. The purpose of our program is to ensure that "each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education."
How do we determine if a child is homeless?
A child who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence may be classified as homeless under the law known as the McKinney-Vento Act 42 U.S.C. 11434a(2), which is also known as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act. A child’s living situation must meet one of the following criteria:
- Shelter resident
- Shared housing (two or more families living in a home)
- Motel/hotel resident (because affordable housing is not available)
- Campground or tent
- Unaccompanied youth (not living in the physical custody of a parent or legal guardian and lacking a regular, fixed, nighttime residence)
- Substandard housing (the home lacks electricity or running water)
- Car or abandoned building
- Montana Focus Homeless Schooling
- Directory of Community Resources, Bozeman MT
- Bozeman District Policy 3116: Education of Homeless Children
- OPI - Montana Office of Public Instruction Homeless Assistance
- National Center for Homeless Education
- National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
- Department of Health and Human Services
- HRDC - Human Resource Development Council
- Gallatin Valley Food Bank
- Community Health Partners
- Family Promise
If you are a parent/guardian or a student in need of assistance you may contact your building principal, or contact the Families in Transition Liaison.
If you are a parent/guardian or student with questions or concerns regarding the school placement of your child please feel free to contact the Liaison directly or download the Dispute Resolution Form and submit it to your child’s school.
Family/School Services Coordinator