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.
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.
To ensure local education agencies (LEAs) are accurately coding all students impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has created the following presentation with more detailed guidance on coding students with a Texas Student Data System (TSDS) PEIMS Crisis Code and coding students as McKinney-Vento Homeless. This presentation also includes guidance on coding… Read more »
This document helps explain the proper use of the Hurricane Harvey Crisis Codes (5a, 5b, and 5c) when identifying students in PEIMS.
This information will help determine if the student meets eligibility requirements for services under the McKinney-Vento Act.