McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Services

Contact Us

  • Social Work Services
    Cumberland County Schools
    2465 Gillespie Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28306

    Phone: 910-678-2621
    Fax: 910-678-2617

    Pamela Story, Coordinator

  • McKinney Vento Homeless Education Staff:
      Pamela S. Story, MSW                     Mable Harper                                               Lisa Phillips
      Social Work Coordinator               Administrative Professional               State Coordinator
      Homeless Liaison                               Social Work & Counseling                    NC Homeless Education Program
      910-678-2621                                    910-678-2402                                   
      910-678-2617 fax                            910-678-2617 fax

     Every school district by federal law in the United States Must appoint a Liaison that will ensure compliance of the law.  Every school has a Social Worker who serves as the McKinney-Vento Point of Contact in Cumberland County Schools.

     District McKinney-Vento Data:*

    School Year                    Number of Certified Students Reported

       2014-2015                                                          812
       2015-2016                                                          566
       2016-2017                                                          805
       2017-2018                                                          775
       2018-2019                                                          850
       2019-2020                                                          811

    * sourced from NCHEP

    The McKinney Vento Act is a federal law passed to help families who are homeless keep their children in school. It addresses educational challenges and guarantees students the right to immediate enrollment, it removes barriers and helps students "in transition" succeed in school.

    The term “homeless children and youth”—

    A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and

    B. includes —

    1. children and youth who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; or are living in emergency or transitional shelters or are abandoned in hospitals.
    2. children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings...
    3. children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
    4. migratory children who qualify as homeless; and
    5. youth living on their own, living with others, run-aways, or kicked out.

    McKinney-Vento Parents Rights
                                      McKinney-Vento Student Rights

    For Additional Information Regarding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act:


    Community Resource List 

    Fayetteville/Cumberland Continuum of Care

    North Carolina Homeless Education Program   

    National Center on Homeless Education     

    National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth