Implementation of Changes to McKinney-Vento Homeless Act as a Result of Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act
NYSED Field Memo
NYSED’s McKinney-Vento Field Memo #03-2016 (September 2016) provides important information about how New York State school districts must implement the changes to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) as a result of the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015.
In general, while States are not required to submit State plans which conform to all of the new ESSA provisions until 2017, ESSA required that State educational agencies and local educational agencies begin implementing the new McKinney-Vento requirements by October 1, 2016.