Bentworth School District Homeless Liaison: Mrs. Julie Berninijbernini@bentworth.k12.pa.us
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was developed to aid homeless persons. I have provided a description of who is homeless as well as their rights pertaining to education. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact your school’s guidance counselor if you feel any of your child(ren) are in need of Homeless services.
I have provided a link from PDE regarding additional information on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act:http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/homeless_education/7491
The McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes –