McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Process
Level I: Appeal to the Homeless Laision or School Culture Supervisor
If a parent or unaccompanied youth wishes to appeal the LEA's decision related to eligibility, enrollment, or school selection, the appeal is submitted to the LEA's homeless liaision or school culture supervisor.
Level II: Appeal to the Superintendent
If the dispute is unresolved, the parent or unaccompanied youth may appeal the Level 1 decision to the superintendent or designee.
Level III: Appeal to the Board of Education
If the dispute is unresolved, the parent or unaccompanied youth may appeal the Level II decision to the Board of Education.
Appeal to the State Coordinator
If the dispute continues to be unresolved, the parent or unaccompanied youth may appeal the Level II decision to the McKinney-Vento state coordinator at the Tennessee Department of Education.
Appeal to the State Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Federal Programs and Oversight
If the parent, unaccompanied youth, or district wishes to appeal the Level III decision rendered by the McKinney-Vento state coordinator, an appeal may be submitted to the assistant commisionioner of the division of federal programs and oversight.