McKinney Vento / Homeless Education
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
- transportation support
- school supplies
- other services as needed
If your family is residing in a temporary living arrangement due to loss of housing or economic hardship, please contact our district Family Liaison for assistance.
For resources and programs available in Collin County, please refer to the Collin County homeless resource list.