Local Liaison for Homeless Education:

Abby Hanscom

Director of Student Services

p: 781-326-7500 x1345


If your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • In a shelter, motel or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find affordable housing


Then your school-aged children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act


When you move, you should do the following:

  • Contact the school district's local liaison for homeless education for help in enrolling your child in a new school or arranging for your child to continue his/her former placement.
  • Contact the school and provide information that will assist the teachers in helping your child.
  • Ask the local liaison for homeless education, the shelter provider or social worker for help with clothing and supplies, if needed.


Click here to download a flyer that includes school, town and state resources.


Click here to download a brief overview of the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

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