Transitional Support and Homeless Liason
NOTE:  Transitional families do not need to present a "complete" enrollment packet in order to enroll in school.

Click here for helpful resources from the Texas Homeless Education Office.


McKinney-Vento Act: The Basics
 
If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.
 
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, children in homeless situations have the right to:
  • Go to school, no matter where they live or how long they have lived there.
  • Attend either the local school or the school of origin, if this is in their best interest; the school of origin is the school the child attended when he/she was permanently housed or the school in which the child was last enrolled.
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if missing records and documents normally required for enrollment, such as a birth certificate, proof of residence, previous school records, or immunization/medical records.
  • Enroll, attend classes, and participate fully in all school activities while the school gathers records.
  • Have priority access to pre-kindergarten programs.
  • Have access to the same programs and services that are available to all other students, including transportation and supplemental educational services.
  • Attend school with children not experiencing homelessness; a school can not segregate a student because he or she is homeless.

For information about Transitional Support Contact:

Susan Pritchard
BISD Homeless Liasion
1301 S. Market Street
Brenham, Texas 77833
(979) 277-3895 Office
(979) 661-6996 Cell

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