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Homelessness (McKinney-Vento)

District Campus Liaison Directory Link

https://www.rgccisd.org/566099_3

The  McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title42/chapter119/subchapter6/partB&edition=prelim

The Mckinney-Vento Education Assistance act is a federal law that provides services to families and unaccompanied youth that live in a temporary situation due to loss of housing.

Eligibility for services due to temporary living situations

  • Living in shared housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, substandard housing, abandoned buildings, and/or campgrounds
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Being an unaccompanied youth (not living with a parent or guardian) living in a temporary situation
  • Being a migratory child who is living in any of the above circumstances

Parent and Student Educational Rights

  • Immediate enrollment
  • Removal of barriers to school enrollment
  • School selection
  • Transportation assistance (school bus)
  • Immediate eligibility for free child nutrition

Mail application for a birth record (if needed)

-Foster/Homelessness fee exempt

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/doc/Texas-Birth-Certificate-Application.pdf

Below are links to additional information on Homelessness and Education online