Education for Homeless Students

  • The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act and Texas State law (Texas Education Code Chapter 25) protect the right for homeless children and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education.

    Homelessness includes children and youth whose nighttime residence is not stable/adequate and is due to a loss of housing or economic hardship. Students or parents who are in homeless situations should contact their campus counselor or the district homeless liaison:

    Joley Martin
    Family Liaison
    Joley.Martin@wylieisd.net
    (972)429-2996

    If you believe your student may be considered homeless, according to the criteria above, please fill out a Student Residency Questionnaire (English | Spanish) and return it to your child's counselor or send it to Dr. Branch, the district liaison.

    For resources and programs available in Collin County, please visit the Collin County Cares website..

    Homeless Poster

    Downloadable Parent Information Poster: English | Spanish

    Homeless Poster

    Downloadable Student Information Poster: English | Spanish