McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

Rockford Public Schools’ homeless program is provided collaboratively with the Kent Intermediate School District and the State of Michigan.  In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act of 2001, our program strives to eliminate barriers to education for homeless children and youth by addressing and supporting the educational needs of students who find themselves in temporary or transitional housing during the school year.

We work closely with area shelters and housing providers, area community resources providers and agencies, as well as the City of Rockford to help ensure educational stability, support, and encouragement for students and families in short-term, temporary, and transitional housing while they secure permanent housing.

RPS Homeless Education Liaison:

Jim Ellis616.863.6326

State Coordinator for Homeless Education:

Pamela K. Kies-Lowe, MDE, 517.241.1162

Links to other helpful information/websites:

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE):
U.S. Department of Education, Education for Homeless Children and Youths (ECHY) Program:
Homeless Info