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McKinney-Vento – Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program

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Lacy Murphey

School Counseling Specialist
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Kara Fluty

Federal Programs Director
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Melissa Hoepfner

Mental Health Specialist

About the Homeless Education Program

The Homeless Education Program is designed to support districts and charters as they strive to meet the unique needs of students experiencing homelessness. Technical assistance is provided through statute interpretation, identification, and service requirements as it relates to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance ActCollaboration is also facilitated between schools and regional community agencies to ensure that identified homeless students receive the necessary services.

 

 

District McKinney-Vento Liaisons

Each Local Education Agency (LEA) must designate a representative as their district’s/charter’s Homeless Liaison.  Liaisons ensure that:

  • - children and youth in homeless situations are identified by school staff and through coordination activities with other entities and agencies, and
  • - students experiencing homelessness enroll—and have full and equal opportunity to succeed—in school.

Access the District Homeless Liaison Directory for Region 9.

 

 

Regional McKinney-Vento Liaison

Each Regional Education Service Center is also required to designate a Homeless Liaison to assist LEAs in the identification and service of homeless students. The ESC representative also facilitates trainings and resources for district homeless liaisons. Contact information for the Region 9 ESC Homeless Liaison is: 

Lacy Murphey

lacy.murphey@esc9.net

940.322.6928

TEA McKinney-Vento Informational Posters

The Texas Education Agency recently released digital files of the new McKinney-Vento posters.  There are two versions of the poster, one to assist parents of school-age youth (English & Spanish) and a second to assist unaccompanied youth (English & Spanish).  Should you need additional printed posters, please contact Lacy Murphey.

McKinney-Vento Information for School-Age Youth
McKinney-Vento Information for School-Age Youth
McKinney-Vento Information for Parents of School-Age Youth
McKinney-Vento Information for Parents of School-Age Youth

 

TEA Covid-19 Guidance

The Texas Education Agency has released guidance for districts related to COVID-19 for homeless students.  Click on the following link to view the most up-to-date document: COVID-19: Guidance for Students Experiencing Homelessness 

The Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth Support Center also has a COVID-19 Resource Page to help students experiencing homelessness during these uncertain time.

McKinney-Vento Resources