Homeless Information

Education of Homeless Students

  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act and state law protect the rights of Homeless Children and Youth to receive a free and appropriate public education. Nearly everyone who is between the ages of 5 and 21 on September 1 of the school year and has not been expelled has the right to attend school, even if they:

    • Do not have a permanent address
    • Have a previous address in another town or state
    • Do not live with a parent or legal guardian
    • Live temporarily doubled-up with friends or family
    • Sleep in a shelter
    • Sleep in a campground, car, abandoned building, or other facilities not designated for, nor ordinarily used as a regular accommodation for human beings
    • Migratory children living under any circumstances describing above.
    • Do not have school records
    • Need help getting vaccinations or TB skin test

    For more information please contact:
    Yamile Quintero, M.S. CFLE
    Family Facilitator/Homeless Liaison
    972-947-9451 ext. 40009
    yquintero@littleelmisd.net

Resources for Unaccompanied Minors (Homeless Youth)

  • Are you a student without a home? Please talk to your school counselor about your situation so we can provide resources and support you to continue school.

    For more information please contact Mrs. Yamile Quintero our District Homeless Liaison at (972) 947-9451 Extension 40009