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McKinney Vento Homeless Education Program
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program provides Region 14 School Districts with professional development, on-site support, and technical assistance with identification and services to homeless children and youth.
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Identification and Services
Students, including preschool, who live in a "doubled up" situation with friends or family, live in a shelter, in a motel, in a vehicle or inadequate housing are all considered homeless.  If a student does not live with a legal guardian that student is also considered an unaccompanied youth. If any of these conditions exist, the student is eligible for McKinney-Vento services. These services include, but are not limited to, immediate enrollment, the right to attend the school of origin, transportation to and from the school of origin, free school meals, and equal opportunity to participate and succeed in all academic endeavors.
What is a Homeless Liaison?
Each school district is required to designate a staff member as a local Homeless Liaison to assist in the identification and enrollment of students experiencing homelessness.  The Homeless Liaison can also assist students and families with providing referrals for additional resources needed.
For more information or assistance:
Tina Haywood
Region 14 ESC
McKinney-Vento Homeless Consultant
325 675 8624

Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO)
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To access resources for your school district click here

Click on links below to access forms

Student Residency Questionnaire -English
Student Residency Questionnaire-Spanish

Student Identification Checklist

FAFSA letter

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