Santa Cruz Valley Students
McKinney-Vento Homeless Program

Did you know that your school-aged children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act? Please review this information for more details.

 What is McKinney-Vento?

What is McKinney-Vento? The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a homeless assistance program, and federal law, that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students. For more detailed information on the National Center for Homeless Education and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, visit the National Center for Homeless Education website.

If you or anyone you know is living in one of the following situations, please contact a parent liaison for assistance.

  • In a shelter, motel, or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation 
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, bus, or train station 
  • Doubled-up with a parent, relative, or friend due to loss of housing or economic hardship 
  • Housing that is substandard or considered inadequate

Eligible students have the right to:

  • Go to school — no matter where or how long they have lived in the area 
  • Be given the same access to public education as other students — including pre-k 
  • Continue their education in school of origin or residence 
  • Be transported to their original school if living outside of their school's attendance borders 
  • Attend and participate in programs at their school with other students 
  • Enroll in school without having a permanent address 
  • Attend classes immediately while the school arranges for required enrollment documents (immunization records, etc.) 
  • Participate in the same special programs and services provided to all other students in the same programs 
  • Receive Title I services — including free breakfast and lunch all school year, and 30 days into the next school year 

Services provided:

  • Clothing, uniforms, undergarments, and shoes 
  • Backpacks and school supplies 
  • General basic needs/toiletries 
  • Transportation 
  • Other services as needed


Parent Liaisons

District Office - Angie Alvarez, District Liaison, (520) 375-8261 

Calabasas K-8 School - Irma Velez, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8549  

Coatimundi Middle School -Yara Sanchez, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8317

Mountain View Elementary - Dulce Alvarez, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8404 

Rio Rico High School - Virginia Garayzar, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8717 

San Cayetano Elementary - Claudina Puig, Parent Liaison, (520) 375-8800 

Student with Michael Jackson project


Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman announced the extended closure of Arizona schools until the end of the 2019–2020 school year as a necessary step in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Although all school sites and activities will remain closed through the end of the school year, the at-home learning opportunities which have been communicated by your student's school will continue as planned. 

Meal services for students will also continue throughout the remainder of the school year.