Resources for Homeless Children and Youth

Contact Information


Melinda Dyer
McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistant Director

Keith Woodruff
McKinney-Vento Program Supervisor

Vivian Rogers Decker
Homeless Student Stability Education Program Supervisor

Melissa Rilette Burnce
McKinney-Vento Training Program Supervisor

Jill Kawulok
Program Specialist | ARP-HCY

Lydia Lemon
Administrative Assistant 

Sample forms and templates are provided for districts to meet federal and state program compliance. Items related to Consolidated Program Review are identified by item number.

Dispute Resolution
Transportation Toolkit

Program Review item 10.3

Sample Forms
Legislation, Bulletins, and Guidance




McKinney-Vento Guidance 

Trainings and Webinars

McKinney-Vento Training

Training for Liaisons and Building Points of Contact

Please note: Session 1 and Session 2 are required. Content is generally a repeat of the September 19-20, 2023 sessions. There are some changes with presenters and discussion/Q&A.

The Liaison Training Survey is required to document the completion of any of the above trainings. 

Training for School and District Staff


ARP-HCY Technical Support and Professional Development Series

SchoolHouse Connection, in partnership with OSPI, has provided technical support for recipients of American Rescue Plan – Homeless Children and Youth grant funding (ARP-HCY).

State and National Partners