McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

THE MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO STATES TO HELP THEM ENSURE EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS. 

CONSISTENT WITH THE MCKINNEY-VENTO ACT, CHILDREN EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS ARE TO BE PROVIDED SERVICES COMPARABLE TO THOSE RECEIVED BY OTHER STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL THEY ATTEND, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR WHICH SUCH STUDENTS ARE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE. 

FAMILIES IN TRANSITION

This program provides assistance to families meeting criteria for the McKinney-Vento Act implemented to ensure all students the right to an education regardless of their living situation. 

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, trailer parks, campgrounds, or similar settings
  • living in emergency or transitional housing
  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, or substandard housing

Our department staff work in collaboration with campus staff and other departments to facilitate student access to:

  • Nutrition Services
  • Enrollment (Immediately)
  • Transportation Assistance (School of Origin)
  • Student Case Management
  • School-Wide Programs
  • Transition Planning

 

For assistance, McKinney-Vento Officer, Dr. Verdie Sadberry v.sadberry@duncanvilleisd.org 972-708-2067

STUDENT RESIDENCY QUESTIONNAIRE

If you are experiencing homelessness and believe that you qualify for assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act, please fill out the Student Residency Questionnaire.  

STUdent residency questionnaire 2023-2024 school year

Student residency questionnaire 2024-2025 School Year

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Food Assistance

English Food Assistance
Spanish Food Assistance

Grief Support

English Grief Support
Spanish Grief Support

Housing and Shelter Resources

English Housing and Shelter Resources
Spanish Housing and Shelter Resources

Redbird Workforce Center

3560 W. Camp Wisdom Rd,, STE 110
Dallas, Texas 75237
972-709-5377

Texas Health And Human Services Commission

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Vocational Rehabilitation 

800-628-5115

LAWS AND GUIDANCE

FEDERAL LAW - MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT

This federal legislation was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently in reauthorized December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This legislation ensures children and youth experiencing homelessness have immediate and equal access to public education.

STATE LAW – TEXAS EDUCATION CODE

All Texas public schools, charter schools, and education services centers, collectively known as local education agencies (LEAs), must follow federal rules concerning the education of homeless students. Texas Education Code (TEC) §§ 25.001, 25.002, and 29.153 address educational rights for homeless students. 

STUDENTS AND PARENTS RIGHTS

Frequently Asked Questions

TIPS FOR EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL STAFF