These instructions, developed by the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO), are intended to assist districts in collecting and reporting information necessary for both PEIMS reporting and compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act regarding homeless, unaccompanied youth. This document itself is not a form or instrument that can be used to collect this information. However, it does contain sample language to collect the required information that can be incorporated into district enrollment forms or databases. There is a sample template included at the end of the document that can be modified by districts if they want to use a stand-alone form to collect this information.
This document incorporates changes to PEIMS regarding the unaccompanied status of homeless students effective beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.