McKinney-Vento provides the statutory definition of homelessness used by public school education. In compliance with McKinney-Vento, all homeless children are provided access to a free and appropriate public school education.Under this Act, homelessness is defined as any student who lacks fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. These conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Sharing housing (due to loss or hardship)
- Living in a hotel, motel, campgrounds, emergency or transitional shelters; abandoned in hospitals; or awaiting foster care placement.
- Primary nighttime residence not designed for ordinary use as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
- Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or bus or train stations.
- Unaccompanied youth or youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.
Please take time to view our most recent homeless video Unaccompanied Youth: An Alvin ISD Story.For more information on the McKinney-Vento Act and Homelessness please visit the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) http://www.utdanacenter.org/theo/he101/index.php or to learn more about Alvin ISD homeless services contact:District Homeless LiaisonJocunda Husbandjhusband@alvinisd.net281-245-3623