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 facility not designated for, nor ordinarily used as a regular accommodations 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
    972-947-9455 ext. 44110