Madawaska Elementary School Guidance Services

Tricia Armstrong

Elementary Guidance Counselor


Connie Malenica

Licensed Clinical Social Worker



NWEA Parent Toolkit

Bullying Resources for Parents

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Links that will provide information and answers for people fighting addiction.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Act

Homeless Education Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education 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.

Defining Homeless
The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:

  • Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
  • Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
  • Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Children and youth abandoned in hospitals
  • Children and youth awaiting foster care placement
  • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)
  • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
  • Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations

 Homeless Education Assistance Act Resources

Madawaska School Department Liaison: 
Ms. April LeClair

Who is Homeless?             

Determining Eligibility               

Liaisons Role                

School Selection Checklist               


Foster Care and Education

Unaccompanied Homeless Youth                

When Legal Guardians Are Not Present: Enrolling Students On Their Own               

Parent Poster               

Youth Poster

McKinney Vento Most Frequently Asked Questions

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