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:
Dr. Jessica Branch
Coordinator for Federal Programs
(972)429-2387 - phone
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 click here.