Transition to the Every Student Success Act (ESSA)

On December 10, 2015, the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Under the previous version of ESEA (the No Child Left Behind Act), the education of homeless children and youth was included in Title X, Part C. Under ESSA, homeless education is included in Title IX, Part A. The McKinney-Vento portion of ESSA takes effect on October 1, 2016.

We will update this page as new resources become available.

Supt. Memo 126-17, Virginia transition to ESSA

State Plan

The McKinney-Vento EHCY Program State Plan was approved as part of Virginia’s Consolidated State Plan in April 2018. The plan can be found here- see pages 66 to 78 for the homeless education section. 

U.S. Department of Education ESSA Resources:

Additional Resources:

The following documents were created by NAEHCY and are helpful in identifying the changes made to the 2001 reauthorization by ESSA: