Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

  • The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110, Subtitle B) was enacted to make sure homeless youth have access to appropriate education while removing barriers that homeless children face.  The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Its goal is to minimize interruptions to the education of homeless youth.  The Wyoming Valley West School District is committed to working collaboratively with families and local agencies to support homeless youth in our school community.

District Contact

  • Ciro Cinti, Homeless Liason
    Wyoming Valley West School District
    450 N Maple Ave, Kingston, PA 18704
    phone: 570-288-6551

Regional Contact

  • Jeff Zimmerman
    Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18
    phone: (570) 718-4613