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Homeless Education

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program

This special program is designed to meet the needs of children and youth who are homeless. A student is considered homeless if he/she lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. The homeless education program helps students enroll in school even if they lack the required paperwork. It helps them attend their original school or a school where they are currently living. It makes sure that these students receive services comparable to those received by their classmates.

Who qualifies as a homeless student? A homeless student could be sharing a house with other persons due to loss of housing (these may or may not be relatives); could be living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds because of a lack of other accommodations; could be living in emergency shelters; could be abandoned in hospitals or could be awaiting foster care placement.

Contact:

Director of Federal/State Programs Melissa Ryan 903-663-8000 x 219 mryan@ndisd.org

Links:

The McKinney- Vento Act At a Glance