Homeless Program: McKinney-Vento

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    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was originally authorized in 1987 and most recently re-authorized in December 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Everyone between the ages of 4 and 21 on September 1st of the school year may have the right to enrollment if they qualify under the McKinney-Vento Act.  This federal legislation protects the rights of students living in one of the situations: 

    • Does not live with a parent or legal guardian.

    • Living temporarily doubled up with friends or family due to loss of housing or economic hardship.

    • Living in a hotel/motel due to a recent loss of housing and economic hardship.

    • Living in a shelter (homeless, domestic violence, run-away).

    • Sleeping in a campground, car, abandoned building, or another place not designated for, or ordinarily used as regular housing for people.

    • Living in substandard housing (no electricity or water).

    • Participating in a transitional housing program.

    • Does not have school records.

    Birdville ISD ensures that services are provided that support our families and students during a time of hardship and transition.  We treat our families with dignity and respect to empower them to better their living situation and support our students' educational environment. 

    Birdville ISD residency surveys are available at every campus and online. 

    For additional McKinney-Vento information, and to determine if your child can enroll under the McKinney-Vento Act, contact Patricia Knapp, at 817-547-5754 or Patricia.Knapp@Birdvilleschools.net


    Click here if you are experiencing homelessness:

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