McKinney Vento Homeless, Foster Care, and Neglected/Delinquent Youth Consultant
Homeless Children and Youth are guaranteed the following:
- The right to immediate enrollment in school, even if lacking paperwork normally required for enrollment.
- The right to attend school in his/her school of origin (if this is requested by the parent and is feasible) or in the school in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.
- Automatic eligibility for any nutrition services available at the school.
- The right to receive transportation to his/her school of origin, if this is requested by the parent and is feasible.
- The right to services comparable to those received by housed schoolmates, including transportation and supplemental educational services.
- The right to attend school along with children not experiencing homelessness. Segregation based on a student's status as homeless is strictly prohibited.
- The posting of homeless students' rights in all schools and other places around the community.
2022-2023 Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth Data
The Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Support Center provides technical assistance to anyone, anywhere in the state, via a toll-free number, regarding issues related to children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Call the TEHCY Support Center toll-free anytime: 1-800-446-3142
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
Commonly Requested Documents
TEA Foster Care and Student Success Guide
Do you have PEIMS coding questions for students involved with CPS? Check out these two documents:
Guidance from TEA on PEIMS coding for Students in Foster Care
Guidance from the THEO on determining status for students involved with CPS but not in Foster Care
TEA's Foster Care and Student Success web content is divided into the following areas:
McKinney Vento 101 TEA Webinar (2021)
Back to School with Students in Foster Care (August 1, 2019)
Foster Care 101 (August 9, 2017)