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McKinney Vento Homeless

 

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Homeless Program: McKinney-Vento
Overview

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act, and is part of Title I. Now is a part of ESSA Every Student Succeed Act. It ensures educational rights for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

Homelessness is a lack of permanent housing resulting from extreme poverty or from the lack of a stable and adequate living arrangement.  The McKinney-Vento Act contains a specific definition of homelessness that includes a broad range of inadequate living situations.

The term homeless children and youth means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and includes:

  • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations;
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • being abandoned in hospitals, or are awaiting foster care placement;
  • having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; 
  • and migratory children who are living in circumstances described

Districts must provide educational stability for homeless students. Changing schools greatly interferes with students’ academic and social growth. Highly mobile students, including students who are homeless, have been found to have lower test scores and lower overall academic performance than peers who do not experience homelessness.

EISD residency surveys are available at every campus. We make sure there are no educational barriers for our students.
 
Homeless Liaison Contact Information: Logan Jones - 817-568-3590 ext. 4009.

2-1-1 Texas is a free anonymous social services hotline available 24 hours a day. You can call 2-1-1 or (877) 541-7905 to get information about resources in your local community, no matter where you live in Texas. For more information, click 211 Texas below:

 

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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Homeless: Information for School-Age Youth (English)

Homeless: Information for School-Age Youth (Español)  

Homeless: Information for Parents of School-Age Youth (English)   

Homeless: Information for Parents of School-Age Youth (Español)    

 

FORMS

2024-2025

Dispute of Eligibility

Dispute of Eligibility (Español)

McKinney Vento Residency Questionnaire

McKinney Vento Cuestionario de Domicilio

2022-2024

Dispute of Eligibility

Dispute of Eligibility (Español)

McKinney Vento Residency Questionnaire

McKinney Vento Cuestionario de Domicilio

               

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