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Homeless Education Program
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program
This act guarantees homelss children and youth the following:
  • The right to immediate enrollment in school, even if lacking paperwork normally required for enrollment.
  • The right to attend school in his/her school of origin (if this is requested by the parent and is feasible) or in the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.
  • The right to receive transportation to his/her school origin, if this is requested by the parent and is feasible.
  • The right to services comparable to those received by housed schoolmates, including transportation and supplemental educational services.
  • The right to attend school along with children not experiencing homelessness. Segregation based on a student’s status as homeless is strictly prohibited.
  • The posting of homeless students’ rights in all schools and other places around the community.
Marie C. Phelps
Student and Outreach Services

Community Services

Additional Resources
Texas Homeless Education Office

Haven for Hope

Texas Homeless Network

The National Center on Family Homelessness

National Center for Homeless Education at The SERVE Center

Campaign to End Child Homelessness

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

Learning and the Adolescent Mind

Texas Low Income Housing InformationService
South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless Community Resource Guide


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