Nevada Online School Resources
Resources for Families In Crisis:
Homeless Youth/McKinney Vento
The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, Nevada Virtual Academy ensures that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, as other children and youth.
Homeless children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. Nevada Virtual Academy is required to review and undertake steps to revise regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth.
Nevada Virtual Academy ensures that students are not segregated or stigmatized on the basis of their status as homeless. Services provided do not replace the regular academic program, but are designed to expand upon or improve services provided as part of the school's regular academic program. The McKinney-Vento Liaison will be able to provide hygiene supplies, food, backpacks, bus passes, school and other important supplies are available to students who need them.
Please find links below with information from our McKinney Vento Liaison:
- Dispute Resolution Policy [PDF]
- Dispute Resolution Guidance [PDF]
- McKinney Vento Liaison ENG poster [PDF]
- McKinney Vento Liaison SPAN poster [PDF]
Nevada Virtual Academy places great emphasis on student achievement, the Nevada Academic Content Standards, graduation rates, and the importance of social-emotional well-being. Our Family Resource Coordinator plays a key role in providing children in foster care a positive and supportive educational experience, while addressing their unique needs. Our Family Resource Coordinator focuses on prevention and intervention by facilitating engagement between schools, families, and the community.”
Please find links below with information from our Foster Care Liaison:
A migratory child is defined as any youth who has relocated from one district to another or moved to another location, out of economic necessity, to work as a migrant agricultural worker or migrant fisher. Additionally, any youth who is the child of a parent, spouse or guardian working as a migratory agricultural worker or a migratory fisher are also considered Migrant Youths. The child is entitled to a free public education and should not be older than 21 years old, or below the age of compulsory school attendance; have moved within the last 36 months to seek, obtain, accompany, or join the migratory agricultural worker/migratory fisher.
As members of the overall student population, migrant students are affected by a number of sections of the Title I, Part A regulations (e.g., such as supplemental services or parental involvement, etc.). The general purpose of Nevada’s Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to ensure that migrant students fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children.
Migrant Education Liaison:
Deborah Whitmoyer, EL and Testing Director
702.407.1825 x 7039
- Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
- Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
- Nevada 211, a program of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, is committed to helping Nevadans connect with the services they need
Call 211 or 1-866-535-5654
- Nevada Food Pantries
- Shelters and Emergency Housing in Nevada
- Nevada JobConnect offices offer Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW)
- Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
To get 24hour help and resources:
- Nevada Homeless Alliance
- The Harbor of Las Vegas (5 Locations for 24/7 help)
The Harbor – A Safe Place For Guidance (theharborlv.com)
We have multiple community agencies under the same roof who offer a vast range of approaches and options to address issues like these. Call us to Schedule an assessment.
- Housing Support Regarding Rent or Eviction:
- Clark County:
Legal Aide of Southern Nevada is providing free clinics around the Vegas Valley. Please call or find them on Facebook for upcoming events.
- Washoe/Reno Area:
Washoe Legal Services continues to provide legal aid services during these unprecedented times. In compliance with Governor Sisolak’s directives and CDC guidelines we are not taking walk-ins at this time. In-person appointments may be available. To access services during normal business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., call (775) 329-2727.