Mckinney-Vento Homeless Education Program

  • Information for Parents and School-Aged Children


    Students who lack a fixed, regular or adequate night time shelter or live in any of the conditions below may qualify for services as a displaced student.  The Federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas State Law guarantee that students can enroll in school if they live:

    • In a shelter (family shelter, domestic violence shelter, youth shelter, or transitional living program); 
    • In a motel, hotel, or in weekly-rate housing;
    • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss;
    • In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not the student’s parent or legal guardian;
    • In sub-standard housing (no electricity, no water, and/or no heat); or
    • With friends or family because the student is a runaway or an unaccompanied youth.

     

    If the student lives in one of these situations, the following is NOT required to enroll in or attend school:

    • Proof of residency;
    • Immunization records or a TB skin test result;
    • Birth certificate;
    • School records; or
    • Legal guardianship papers.

     

    The student may also:

    • Continue to attend the school in which they were last enrolled, even if they have moved away from that school’s attendance zone or district;
    • Qualify to receive transportation from their current residence back to their school of origin;
    • Qualify automatically for Child Nutrition Programs (free and reduced-price breakfast, lunch, and other district food programs);
    • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for which they are eligible; and,
    • Contact the District’s Homeless Liaison to resolve any disputes that may arise during the enrollment process.
  • Contact:

    Niki Henderson

    1000 N. Getty St.; Uvalde, TX 78801
    830-278-6655 ext.5510