Families Experiencing Homelessness
If you are in need of assistance or information regarding your family’s eligibility under the McKinney-Vento Act, please contact the district’s Homeless Liaison.
GJPS Liaison for Homeless Education and
District Student Services Coordinator
State Coordinator for Homeless Education
State Homeless Education Coordinator
GJPS Student Mental Health Services
Coordinator of Mental Health and Well-being
Authorized under Federal law through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools provides services to ensure that identified children and youth experiencing homelessness have access to a free and appropriate public education by removing barriers due to homelessness.
GJPS can assist with school selection and enrollment, school transportation, health and wellness checks, and by addressing barriers that affect school enrollment, attendance and full participation. Youth who qualify under the McKinney-Vento Act are individuals who, due to a loss of home, economic hardship, or similar reason, lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.