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If you become homeless, the McKinney-Vento Act provides special services for your child to address the special needs he or she may have while displaced. The McKinney-Vento Act defines "homeless children and youth" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes those who are sharing housing with others (doubled up with a friend or relative), living in motels or camp grounds, or living in emergency shelters, as well as those having no address because they are living in a car, public space or abandoned building.

McKinney-Vento provides transportation from the temporary residence to school and back, school uniforms and basic school supplies, tutors, and tools for school. Please click here to view a brochure with more details on the law and how you may access services in English / Spanish / Albanian.   

For more information, please contact Shynea Paris, District Liaison to the Homeless, at 203 346-3511 x4058 or email her at sparis@waterbury.k12.ct.us.  

You may also contact your school's Parent Liaison for more information on how to access these services and to set up transportation for your child if needed.  Click here for current list of Parent Liaisons. 

Staff - forms for transportation are available by clicking on this web page. 

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Waterbury Public Schools
236 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

Fax: (203) 574-8010