For more information:
Parent Education Program Specialist
Information for Incoming Homeless students:
The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act and
Texas State Law guarantees that you can enroll school if you live in the following:
1. In a shelter (family shelter, domestic violence shelter, youth shelter or transitional living program)
2. In a motel, hotel or weekly-rate housing;
3. In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss;
4. In an abandoned building, a car, at a campground, or on the street
5. In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not your parent or legal guardian;
6. In substandard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or heat; or with friends or family
because you re a runaway or unaccompanied youth.
If you live in one these situations you may:
You can continue to attend the school in which you were last enrolled, even if you have moved
way from that school's attendance zone or district you can receive transportation
from your current residence back to your school of origin.
Qualify automatically for Child Nutrition Programs
(free and reduced price lunch and other district food programs)
Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which you are eligible.
Contact Lynda Gowin to help resolve and dispute any problems that
may arise during the enrollment process.