The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
The federal education definition of homelessness is Individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This may include those who are:
Resource: Infographic on the education definition of homelessness.
Resource: 42 USC CHAPTER 119, SUBCHAPTER VI, Part B: Education for Homeless Children and Youths
All Local Education Agencies (LEAs), also referred to as school districts, are required by the McKinney-Vento Act to designate a district liaison to assist children and youth experiencing homelessness with enrollment in school, as well as ensuring all services that the student is entitled to are received.
For more information, contact your local McKinney-Vento Liaison or reach out to Region 5 ESC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Region 5 McKinney-Vento District Liaison Directory
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Southeast Texas Resources Guide
Click below to access the Southeast Texas Resources Guide. If you are new to the area, this guide has many resources throughout the Region 5 area that you may find useful. Welcome to Southeast Texas!
For more information, visit the Texas Education Agency TEHCY website by clicking below. The site has many current resources and also has a complete list of all Texas ESC Regional McKinney-Vento Liaisons and current training and resources.
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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released two versions of the McKinney-Vento posters. One to assist parents of school-age youth and a second to assist unaccompanied youth. The posters are available in both English and Spanish.
Local Education Agencies (LEAs) can download the digital files below and post this information on their LEA homeless education program webpage. LEAs should collaborate with their school staff and community partners (e.g. food pantries, faith-based organizations, local housing authorities, shelters, etc.) to share printed copies of this poster.
Liaison Corner – Resources for Liaisons
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Technical Assistance to LEA Liaisons
Click the link below and complete the short form. The Region 5 McKinney-Vento staff will be notified immediately and will contact you to as soon as possible.
Helpful McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Resources
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
National Coalition for Homeless
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
Texas Homeless Network (THN)