- 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 substandard 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.
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