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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program

Mckinney-Vento Homeless Education Program

Information for Parents & School-Aged Children

Students who lack a fixed, regular or adequate night time shelter or live in any of the conditions below may qualify for services as a displaced student.  The Federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas State Law guarantee that students can enroll in school if they live:

If the student lives in one of these situations, the following is NOT required to enroll in or attend school:

The student may also:

  • In a shelter (family shelter, domestic violence shelter, youth shelter, or transitional living program); 
  • In a motel, hotel, or in weekly-rate housing;
  • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss;
  • In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not the student’s parent or legal guardian;
  • In sub-standard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or no heat); or
  • With friends or family because the student is a runaway or an unaccompanied youth.
  • Proof of residency;
  • Immunization records or a TB skin test result;
  • Birth certificate;
  • School records; or
  • Legal guardianship papers.
  • Continue to attend the school in which they were last enrolled, even if they have moved away from that school’s attendance zone or district;
  • Qualify to receive transportation from their current residence back to their school of origin;
  • Qualify automatically for Child Nutrition Programs (free and reduced-price breakfast, lunch, and other district food programs);
  • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which they are eligible; and,
  • Contact the District’s Homeless Liaison to resolve any disputes that may arise during the enrollment process.
Niki Henderson, Director of Recovery Services

Niki Henderson
Homeless Liaison
(830)278-6655 ext.5510