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.
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 »
This document contains the recommendations from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on tuberculosis screening for Texas school aged children.
This document contains the summary of legal requirements for student immunizations in Texas, along with the state implementation language for the McKinney-Vento Act immunization provisions.
A variety of factors impact a student’s readiness to learn and their educational success, which research finds is a leading determinant in lifelong health. One factor that can impede such readiness is chronic stress, which can manifest in both physiological and psychological ways to undermine a student’s opportunity to learn and succeed in school. This… Read more »
This NCHE tip sheet: • summarizes the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act related to credit accrual, • provides credit accrual strategies at the State and local levels, and • recommends credit accrual training and collaboration practices.
This brief is designed to help teachers, administrators, and local homeless education liaisons maximize opportunities for students experiencing homelessness to accrue and recover credits and graduate from high school in a timely manner.
This NCHE brief • discusses specific issues related to immigrants and homelessness, and • highlights strategies for schools to support the education of immigrant 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.
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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 »