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SPS McKinney-Vento Services

Springfield Public Schools is committed to ensuring that every student has access to the support, resources and individual assistance to achieve success. Our McKinney-Vento program works to ensure that students who are experiencing homelessness have access to academic and social/emotional support.

What is McKinney-Vento?

With the support of the Springfield Public Schools and our extensive network of community partners we serve homeless students, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Our program seeks to identify homeless students and assist in the elimination of barriers to enrollment and education. We accomplish this through training of district staff, building community collaborations, and partnering with students, youth and families to provide relevant services and programming that ensures the student’s academic success.

Services Provided

  • Resource Referrals
  • Multicultural Summer Camp
  • School Supplies
  • Teen Drop-in
  • Transportation

McKinney-Vento Resources

School Supplies

  • Providing school supplies to students helps eliminate a barrier that prevents some students from attending school.
  • Families and students new to the district or who are running low on supplies may obtain supplies throughout the year during drop-in hours or by appointment. Supplies include:
    • Quality backpack
    • Basic packet of school supplies
    • Special project supplies (as needed)

Summer Camp

  • Each summer a free Multicultural Day Camp is offered to incoming 6th and 7th graders.
  • This camp is a three-week session, with enrollment priority given to McKinney-Vento students.
  • Activities are focused around diversity, problem solving, and empathy building.

Teen Drop-In

  • Each Wednesday during the school year from 3:30-7 p.m., in collaboration with Looking Glass Youth & Family Services.
  • Students receive a free hot dinner served at 5 p.m.
  • Provides homework and resumé help, assistance with food handlers cards and job application assistance.
  • Activities are focused on job/college readiness, positive youth development and skill building.


  • Transportation is arranged on a case by case basis, to ensure attendance of students who are part of the McKinney-Vento program.
  • This service is to provide access to school, afterschool programs, and family involvement events.


McKinney-Vento Contact Information
Brattain House
1030 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477
(541) 744-6769