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  • 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.


Click on the following links for some important information:

McKinney-Vento Flyer - ENG

McKinney-Vento Flyer - SPAN


Norma Carranza

McKinney-Vento/Homeless Liaison