Although the McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law, New York State laws clarify some of the federal protections and add more. Some important protections for New Yorkers are:
Protecting the continued enrollment and transportation for students in their terminal year in a school building (such as their senior year in high school), even after they have found permanent housing;
Assigning transportation responsibility to the designated district of attendance;
Assigning transportation responsibility to the Local Department of Social Services (LDSS) under certain conditions;
More specific information about summer school participation and transportation for students in temporary housing.
Documents dated before 2016 may not reflect the amendments to the McKinney-Vento Act as a result of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the 2017 amendments to New York State Education Law Section 3209 and the Commissioner's Regulations.