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McKinney-Vento Homeless Students

East Valley School District's Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Program
The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.

The East Valley School District shares the commitment to identify our homeless children and youth and help these students overcome the devastating impact of poverty and homelessness through educational success. All East Valley School District homeless students are fully integrated and will not be segregated from their housed peers for academic instruction.

La ley McKinney-Vento Educación de niños sin hogar y asistencia de jóvenes es una ley federal que garantiza la inscripción inmediata y estabilidad educativa para jóvenes y niños sin hogar. McKinney-Vento provee fondos federales a los estados con el propósito de apoyar programas del distrito que sirven a los estudiantes sin hogar.

El distrito escolar de East Valley comparte el compromiso de identificar nuestros niños y jóvenes sin hogar y ayudar a estos estudiantes a superar los efectos devastadores de la pobreza y la falta de vivienda a través del éxito educativo. Todos los estudiantes sin hogar del Distrito Escolar de East Valley están completamente integrados y no serán segregados de sus compañeros para la instrucción académica.​

Please contact East Valley School District Homeless Liaison, Jeri Young, 509-573-7332, with any questions.

Child Find Screening


Are you worried about your child's development?

  • Does your child have a medical disorder or birth defect that interferes with their development?
  • Does the child seem to have hearing or vision issues?
  • Does your child have difficulty communicating with people outside the family?
  • Does your child have difficulty keeping up with other children their age?
  • Does your child have issues learning when they are experiencing social-emotional difficulties?

East Valley School District has a duty to locate, identify, and evaluate all children who reside within our boundaries who may have exceptional educational needs. It is our policy to locate and screen all children, ages birth through 21, with suspected disabilities who are residents of the district, are homeless due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason, and/or who have not graduated from high school.


What happens during child find?

The purpose of a Child Find Screening is to identify issues that may affect your child’s learning, growth, and development and to help parents identify their child’s strengths and weaknesses.


During the screening, your child may stack small blocks, cut with scissors, draw, count, name colors, jump, and have fun!


After the screening, someone will talk to you about the results and you may be given suggestions, a referral for more testing, or scheduled to have skills rechecked later. You will have the chance to ask any questions about your child’s development. The whole process takes about 45 minutes.


Where can I go for screening?

All school districts in Washington State have Child Find Screenings available. Any child, birth to five, whose family or caregivers would like more information about their child’s development can contact their local district to receive a free Child Find Screening. For more information and to schedule a screening in the East valley School District, please contact:


     Mary Almon, Special Education 509-573-7324 [email protected]

     Kathy Snow, EVSD Early Learning Psychologist 573-766 [email protected]


If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are currently staying for a screening.


WAC 392-172A-02040 - School districts shall conduct child find activities calculated to reach all students with a suspected disability for the purpose of locating, evaluating and identifying students who are in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of their disability