The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized as Title X, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, requires schools to enroll homeless students immediately, even if they do not have the documents normally required for enrollment such as school records, medical records, proof of residency, or others. Unfortunately for many homeless students on the move, incomplete records often result in classroom/curriculum placements that promote frustration and result in failure. This document offers teachers, school counselors, and other school personnel valuable tools and information to assist in making sound educational decisions for immediate placement of homeless children and youth in appropriate classroom settings
Texas Homeless Education Resources Order Form
To order posters, brochures, and other materials, click here.
Barbara Wand James Homeless Student Support Scholarship
This scholarship celebrates Ms. James' 24 years of service as Director of The Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO). For more information and to donate to the fund, click here.
- Texas Homeless Education Program 2015-16 Annual Report Infographic
- TEA Rules Concerning Truancy Prevention Measures and Sanctions
- THEO has developed a Dispute Resolution Sample Notification Letter for use by LEAs.
- TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) has Developed a New Document on McKinney-Vento Disputes