• McKinney-Vento / Homeless Support

    The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act and Texas State law (Texas Education Code Chapter 25) protect the right of homeless children and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education.

    The term “homeless children and youth” is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes children and youth who are:

    • sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship
    • living in motels/hotels
    • living in emergency or transitional housing
    • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, or substandard housing

    Services provided to homeless families include:

    • free school meals
    • immediate enrollment in school
    • transportation to school of origin, when required
    • school supplies
    • other services as needed

    Connect families to local area resources, including:

    • Food pantries
    • Shelters
    • Medical/Dental/Vision
    • Clothing
    • Churches and faith-based organizations that provide assistance to families
    • Assistance Center of Collin County
    • 211 services

    If your family is currently living in transition, due to economic hardship, a natural disaster, fire, loss of housing, job loss, or any other life-altering situation, please complete our Student Residency Questionnaire and Family Find form. This will allow our McKinney-Vento team to locate resources to best assist you and your child.

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    James Thomas
    Student & Family Services
    Carrie Stevens
    Student & Family Services
    Bessie Ortiz
    Student & Family Services