Answer: The McKinney-Vento Act applies to preschools – including Head Start programs – that are funded or administered in whole or in part by local educational agencies. This flowchart helps tease out whether an early childhood program is considered a “preschool” under McKinney-Vento. You are correct that your Head Start program would be a McKinney-Vento preschool, since your district is the fiscal agent.

This means that the transportation requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act also apply: comparable transportation; school of origin transportation (if a McKinney-Vento child moves after enrolled in the preschool, and subject to best interest, the child has the right to remain in the preschool and be transported by the district); and removing barriers caused by transportation.

Read more Q&A from Our Inbox

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This