Homeless Liaison

School Selection

The McKiney-Vento Act guarantees a child or youth identified as homeless the right to attend either the school of origin or the local attendance area school. This brief explains the provisions in the law related to school selection and offers strategies for implementing them in a school district.

2018 – 2019 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K – 12

This chart, in English and Spanish, summarizes the vaccine requirements incorporated in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25 Health Services, §§97.61-97.72. This document is not intended as a substitute for the TAC, which has other provisions and details. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is granted authority to set immunization requirements by the… Read more »

Ensuring Full Participation in Extracurricular Activities for Students Experiencing Homelessness

This NCHE brief • provides an overview of the importance of extracurricular activities in supporting school engagement and success, • reviews McKinney-Vento Act requirements related to the extracurricular participation of students experiencing homelessness, and • suggests strategies for ensuring the extracurricular participation of students experiencing homelessness.

ARCHIVED Letters from TEA’s Chief Legal Counsel on School Attendance, Admission, Enrollment Records, and Tuition

These letters summarize important statutes relating to student attendance, public school admission, enrollment records, and tuition. Part I of the letters relate to compulsory attendance, Part II relates to attendance for course credit, Part III relates to public school admission, Part IV relates to enrollment records, and Part V relates to tuition. In each part,… Read more »