Appeals to the Commissioner Involving Homeless Children and Youth
New York State Education Department
The New York State Education Department Office of Counsel’s website has instructions and sample forms for McKinney-Vento appeals. School districts must continue enrollment and transportation until the Commissioner gives a final decision on any McKinney-Vento related appeal. The appeal form, also called the Form Notice of Petition, can be found in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. The form should be completed by the parent/guardian or unaccompanied youth (with help from the liaison) any time that the parent/guardian or youth wants to challenge a school district’s denial of enrollment and/or transportation under the McKinney-Vento Act.