The McKinney-Vento Act
Hurricane Harvey has affected thousands of Texas students and their families. Federal and state disaster relief agencies, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas are all working together to provide students and families with stability and access to school during this time of crisis. The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act ensures that students and families in homeless situations—including those displaced by Hurricane Harvey—have many rights regarding enrollment in school.
The McKinney-Vento Act requires that every local education agency (LEA) designate a Homeless Liaison to identify and support students experiencing homelessness. LEA Homeless Liaisons should be included in local disaster relief efforts and LEA planning concerning Hurricane Harvey.
All students who have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey may be entitled to:
Click link below for additional information on disaster relief efforts and comprehensive listings of disaster assistance may be found on the THEO website.
THEO (The Homeless Education Office)
LEA Liaison Fact Sheet
The Educational Rights of Students in Homeless Situations: What District Administrators Should Know?
Student Residency Questionnaire
Checklist for Identifying Students Experiencing Homelessness
Region 5 ESC will devote its operation to the purpose of helping each school educate its students so as to assure their success in our society.
Per HB 462, resources and services provided by Region 5 ESC are aligned with, and designed to support, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills(TEKS) adopted by the State Board of Education.
Region 5 ESC Vision:
The vision of ESC 5 is to be the provider of choice for education services and solutions.
Region 5 ESC Mission:
The mission of ESC 5 is to assist schools through various initiatives in meeting the needs of students through efficient and economical means.
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