McKinney Vento/Displaced Homeless Families

Wayne Township Public Schools are committed to supporting all families during challenging times of displacement, hardship, and homelessness. The McKinney-Vento ACT provides families with assistance through federal grants, local resources, and protects enrollment status for displaced families. It is important to be aware that the program is eligible to families under many circumstances, including temporary displacement due to fire, economic hardship, or eviction, families who are doubled up with relatives due to loss of their home, families staying in a hotel/motel, and some students who have been placed in alternative living arrangements by state agencies. Families may be eligible for continued enrollment, transportation, school supplies, and/or referrals to more assistance programs to be determined during intake and ongoing check in discussions.

If you are experiencing financial hardship or loss of your living situation, please contact your child's school or Scot Burkholder, Wayne Township McKinney-Vento Liaison ( to determine whether you will qualify for assistance through this program. Below are some helpful resources and forms to determine if you may qualify for this program or other related services and supports.

Letter of Allowable Expenses for McKinney Vento Families 

McKinney Vento Informational Brochure for Parents 

Passaic County Family Support Resource Guide 

New Jersey Mental Health Resources for Families 

Parent Rights Under McKinney Vento 

USDOE Letter on What Supports/Funding are available for MV Families 

Wayne Township Public School McKinney-Vento Interview/Intake Form (Can be filled out in advance or with a school official for support)

McKinney-Vento Family Update Form  (To be filled out by an existing McKinney-Vento family to update your status/address)

WTPS Policy 5116 - McKinney Vento BOE Policy